London: Indian actress and popular VJ Sophiya Haque died in a hospital here today. She was 41. Haque was suffering from pneumonia and had been undergoing tests during which she is believed to have developed a clot in her lungs and passed away in her sleep. The model-actress, who lived in London with her partner and musical director David White, had fallen ill just before Christmas and was diagnosed with cancer.
Sophiya Haque, best known in India as a bubbly Channel V VJ, was a popular stage and television actress in Britain. She recently made her mark on prime-time TV as barmaid Poppy Morales on the well-known soap 'Coronation Street' and was in the midst of a West End production called Privates on Parade.
Talking to PTI, Sophiya Haque's agent Oliver Thomson said, "Sophiya was a wonderful actress and client, but so much more than that a wonderful friend. She was adored by everyone she worked with and will be deeply missed." He described Haque's relationship with White as "very happy" and the couple were in the process of building a houseboat together when she fell ill.
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