VJ-turned-actress Sophiya Haque passed away on January 16, at the age of 41. Haque, who became a household name with her show Sophiya's Choice,on Channel V, lost battle to cancer. Reports suggest that she had been battling the disease for a long time and was admitted to a hospital in London, where she died in her sleep.
Bollywood mourned her death and celebs took to Twitter to express their grief
Dia Mirza: "RIP Sophiya Haque... I'll never forget you dancing with abandon onto the cricket field in the cadbury commercial..."
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!! RIP."
Pooja Bhatt: "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..."
Sophie Choudry: "Whn I moved here,u moved to my city.We barely met but I had grt respect 4 u & ur work! RIP #SophiyaHaque Artist,Iconic VJ,Dancer,Trendsetter."
Kabir Bedi: "Saddened by the passing of Sophiya Haque, friend & talented actress, who I acted with in "Far Pavilions", London West End."
Ken Ghosh: "Just heard sad news of the passing away of the live wire ex vj of channel v, sophia haque."