Her agent Oliver Thomson spoke about his client after she passed away peacefully in a London hospital, saying: “Sophiya was a wonderful actress, a wonderful client but so much more than that a wonderful friend. She was adored by everyone she worked with and will be deeply missed.”
Sophiya also had a successful stage career and had been appearing in Privates On Parade in the West End when she became ill with pneumonia. It is understood she developed a clot on her lungs.
Her uncle, Syed Haque called her “a loveable person and very beautiful,” the Evening Standard reported.Join TVScoop on Facebook for exclusive competitions and gossip