Former VJ Sophiya Haque dies in London at 41


TNI Bureau: Former VJ-turned-actress Sophiya Haque died in London. She breathed her last at the age of 41 at a hospital on Thursday. She was reportedly diagnosed with cancer. Recently, she had appeared in the movie “Wanted”.

Sophiya was a popular VJ on Channel V in the 1990s. She was also a popular screen and stage actress in Britain. She had made a special appearance in the song September Maadham in Mani Ratnam’s ‘Alaipayuthey’. Born to a British mother and Bangladeshi father, she was blessed with multiple talents. She was a singer, model, dancer, VJ and actress.

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Sophiya had been diagnosed with cancer just before Christmas last year. She was suffering from pneumonia and had been undergoing tests at a hospital. She died suddenly in her sleep. She was living in London with her partner and music director David White.

She would be remembered as a singer for her album ‘One Night In My Life’. Her acting talent was best revealed in the film like ‘The Far Pavilions in London’. She had also performed as barmaid Poppy Morales on the well-known TV soap ‘Coronation Street’. She was currently starring in ‘Privates on Parade’, a West End productions show, when she was diagnosed with cancer.

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