• Trans icon Sophie Xeon has died after a terrible accident 
  • The music industry is mourning the artist’s passing
  • Sophie was the third trans woman to get nominated for a Grammy

Grammy-nominated trans icon Sophie Xeon has died at the age of 34 after falling from a rooftop while trying to take a picture of the full moon in Athens, Greece. She was 34.

The news of her death was confirmed by her labels Transgressive and Future Classic on Twitter. The two released a statement saying that the iconic musician passed away “after a terrible accident.” Her family requested for privacy and expressed gratitude toward everyone for their love and support.

“Tragically our beautiful Sophie passed away this morning after a terrible accident. She will always be here with us. The family thanks everyone for their love and support and request privacy at this devastating time,” the statement read.

The music industry is mourning her loss, and many celebrities are paying tribute to the iconic artist on social media.

Leading the tribute was British singer-songwriter Sam Smith, who shared that the world has lost “a true visionary” of this generation.

“Heartbreaking news. The world has lost an angel. A true visionary and icon of our generation. Your light will continue to inspire so many for generations to come. Thinking of Sophie’s family and friends at this hard time,” Smith wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, music-composer Finneas extended his condolences by saying that he is heartbroken to hear such tragic news.

“Rest In Peace to SOPHIE. I found myself so consistently inspired by her and in awe of her production. Heartbroken to hear this,” Finneas wrote.

Producer and guitarist Nile Rodgers paid tribute to the late musician by sharing a photograph of himself and Sophie on social media. Alongside the picture, Rodgers wrote that the musician was one of the most “innovative and dynamic persons” he had the opportunity to work with.

Rita Ora also paid tribute to the artist and sent all her love to Sophie’s loved ones.

Born in Glasgow, Scotland, Sophie started her professional music career by becoming a part of a band called Motherland. After being a part of the band for two years, the musician came out with her debut single “Nothing More To Say” in 2013. But the song that proved to be a game-changer for the singer-producer was “Bipp,” which helped establish her style early on in her career.

In 2015, she collaborated with legendary musician Madonna and helped her in writing the song “B---h, I’m Madonna.” Apart from Madonna, she has also worked with Charli XCX, Camila Cabello, Kim Petras, Bibi Bourelly, and many others.

In an interview with Paper Mag in 2018, Sophie publicly revealed that she was “trans” and talked about her coming to terms with being a trans woman.

“It means there's no longer an expectation based on the body you were born into, or how your life should play out and how it should end,” Sophie said.

Later that year, her album “Oil of Every Pearl’s Un-Insides” was nominated for a Grammy in the best dance/electronic album, making her the third trans woman to get a Grammy nod. Teddy Geiger and Jackie Shane are the other two notable personalities to get nominated for a Grammy after publicly coming out as transgender.

Here are some more meaningful tributes for the late artist:

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READING, ENGLAND - AUGUST 27: Sophie performs live on day 2 of Reading Festival at Richfield Avenue on August 27, 2016 in Reading, England. (Photo by Burak Cingi/Redferns) Burak Cingi/Redferns