As the world comes to know of the sad demise of Sophiya Haque, many have taken to the public platform of Twitter to express their shock at the news. Haque was diagnosed with cancer a few weeks ago and died in her sleep on 16th January.
As a VJ on Channel V and also MTV India, Haque was well-known in B-town and her TV and theatre contributions also made her a household name, so to speak.
Here’s what some famous names had to say about Haque on the micro-blogging site:
Dia Mirza – RIP Sophiya Haque… I’ll never forget you dancing with abandon onto the cricket field in the cadbury commericial…
Ranvir Shorey – She exuded love and warmth wherever she went. Heartbroken… RIP, Sophiya Haque.
Vishal Dadlani – I can’t believe Sophiya Haque is gone!! She was a dear friend, even jumped on stage with Pentagram a few times! This is so wrong. Life is so short, so fickle. RIP Sophiya Haque, you beautiful spirit. People, hold your loved ones close, tell ’em you love them everyday! RIP Sophiya Haque, who along with Danny McGill + Nonie, started a revolution as India’s first VJ’s on MTV. They were proper megastars in ’93
Salil Acharya – Man I still remember watchin mtv & ths hottie Sophiya Haque sad tht 2 hear of her untimely demise… far 2 young 2 B no longer with us
Hard Kaur – Still in shock abt Sophiya Haque… Can’t believe it… RIP Sophiya… You’ll be greatly missed sis…
Sonia Deol – so sad to hear about the premature death of Sophiya Haque. You always made me laugh. A vivacious, daring, fun and beautiful energy. RIP.
Rishi Rich – RIP Sophiya Haque
Pooja Bhatt – Tragic news about Sophiya Haque. One of the most gorgeous women to have walked this planet… Shine on wherever it is you now are…
Sophie Choudry – Whn I moved here, u moved to my city.We barely met but I had grt respect 4 u & ur work! RIP Soophiya Haque Artist, Iconic, VJ, Dancer, Trendsetter
Channel V’s Twitter account also conveyed condolences, “V expresses grief and sorrow over the passing of our former VJ Sophiya Haque.”
BizAsia would like to pass on our sincere condolences to the loved ones of the late Sophiya Haque.