Indian VJ, Coronation Street actress Sophiya Haque passes away in London

Sophiya Haque

Sophiya Haque is shown starring on long-running British series Coronation Street. Submitted photo

Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Popular former video jockey and actress Sophiya Haque died in London due to an illness, according to her friends and industry sources. 

She passed away in a hospital, tweeted former VJ Nikhil Chinappa. Haque was said to be in her 30s.

Twitter was abuzz with messages on the death of Haque, who played the lead role in the 2000 film “Snip!” and was seen in a bit role in Salman Khan’s 2009 blockbuster “Wanted.”

Haque had also been part of international TV series like “House of Anubis,” “Coronation Street” and “Fur TV.”

Ex-VJ Sophie Choudry tweeted Thursday: “When I moved here, you moved to my city. We barely met but I had great respect for you and your work. RIP Sophiya Haque – artist, iconic VJ, dancer, trendsetter.”

“So completely heartbreaking,” wrote Maria Goretti, another popular former VJ who made it big in the 1990s.

Composer Vishal Dadlani describes the late actress as a “beautiful spirit,” and posted: “Life is short, so fickle. People, hold your loved ones close, tell them you love them every day.”

Actress-filmmaker Pooja Bhatt also mourned Sophiya’s death.

“Tragic news… One of the most gorgeous women to have walked this planet… Shine on wherever it is you now are love,” she tweeted.

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