Evita Manji, girlfriend of SOPHIE, has shared a heartfelt message to social media speaking to the Grammy-nominated experimental pop artist’s recent death in a fatal accident on January 30.
On Instagram, she wrote,
“I guess this is what it’s like to wake up from a dream, because my life with you felt like the best dream Sophie, Everyday was an endless stream of love and acceptance, a journey to know you deeper and deeper.
“Today I lost my everything …I can feel your energy everywhere around and inside me , you’re guiding me through this and calm me down like you would always do. Every particle of me will always have a piece of you…
“Sophie was a real angel, she was the sweetest, the kindest to every soul and everything around her. A very very special creature …. She was so curious about what is out there in the cosmos , I can feel her being happy and excited to explore the unknown. She’s an immaterial girl now, she can be anything she wants… and she is in everything around us….”
Manji further commented about the accident to MailOnline, stating that the Scottish musician was in the company of two friends at the time of incident. She also spoke with SOPHIE after the artist fell into an open space of a three-story building in central Athens while attempting to take a photograph of the full moon. Manji said,
“I managed to tell her I love her and to tell her to keep fighting. She was my life. We were supposed to get married.”
Manji said it took the authorities and fire services close to 90 minutes to extract and transport her to the Athen’s Attikon Hospital where she fatally succumbed to her injuries at around 4 am in the morning. Foul play has been ruled out in the investigation.
SOPHIE shifted electronic music forward by infusing pop and cutting-edge sound design, inspiring many in the experimental genre, and her legacy will be live on as a one-of-a-kind talent. A multitude of artists have paid homage to the influential electronic and trans producer amid news of the visionary’s death including Rihanna, Vince Staples, Dillon Francis, Sam Smith, Charli XCX, and more.
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