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Former VJ Sophiya Haque passes away

By rediff Entertainment Bureau
January 17, 2013 17:07 IST
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Former VJ Sophiya Haque passed away today, January 17, in London.

The British Asian talent, who rose to fame in the 1990s as a VJ for MTV and Channel V, reportedly succumbed to cancer.

She was also known for her roles in West End productions like Bombay Dreams, The Far Pavilions and Wah Wah Girls.

Bollywood stars mourned her loss on Twitter:

Pooja Bhatt tweeted, "tragic news about Sophiya Haque. One of the most gorgeous women to have walked this planet... Shine on where-ever it is you now are luv.'

Director Ken Ghosh tweeted: 'Just heard sad news of the passing away of the live wire ex vj of channel v, sophia haque.'

Vishal Dadlani tweeted: '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!!'

Kabir Bedi: 'Saddened by the passing of Sophiya Haque, friend & talented actress, who I acted with in "Far Pavilions", London West End.'

Mini Mathur: 'When I joined MTV, Sophia Haque was the epitome of all things cool & sassy. An inspiration for all VJ's ! Can't believe she is gone already.'

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