British Tabloid Confuses Sofia Hayat with Veejay Sophiya Haque in Death Tribute

Ranjit Rodricks , 18 Jan 2013
Sophiya Haque
Sophiya Haque

The sudden passing away, yesterday, of actress, veejay and singer Sophiya Haque has caused a number of unexpected messages for starlet Sofia Hayat after The Mirror (a popular tabloid in the UK) posted a picture of the latter while paying tribute to the former.

This of course, prompted Sofia Hayat to take to Twitter and announce to her concerned fan base that she was indeed still alive.

Here is the photo that caused all the commotion:

Sofia Hayat
Sofia Hayat

And this is what Ms. Hayat had to say, via Twitter:

Sofia Hayat's tweet
Sofia Hayat’s tweet
Sofia Hayat's tweet
Sofia Hayat’s tweet

Clearly, The Mirror got confused between Sophiya Haque and Sofia Hayat, leaving the latter to deal with the shock of receiving calls and messages, condoling her death.

Something similar happened to model and choreographer Achla Sachdev when the actress Achla Sachdev passed away in April 2012.

Sophiya Haque in Far Pavillions
Sophiya Haque in Far Pavillions

In an update to our tribute to Sophiya Haque, a clearer picture has emerged that Sophiya Haque was admitted to hospital for pneumonia but died in her sleep due to a clot in her brain caused by cancer. It was discovered only last month that she had cancer but she fought on and acted in the play, Privates On Parade.

Here is the last photo taken of her at a public event in London, last month:

Sophiya Haque (pic: Getty Images)
Sophiya Haque (pic: Getty Images)

Team MissMalini sends our deepest condolences to her family and loved ones.

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