Indian actress and VJ Sophiya Haque has passed away in London. Haque, 41, was suffering from pneumonia and had been undergoing tests during which she developed a lung clot and passed away in her sleep. The model-actress, who lived her partner David White, had fallen ill just before Christmas and was diagnosed with cancer.
Haque, known in India as a bubbly Channel V VJ, was a popular actress in Britain. She recently appeared on prime-time TV on the well-known soap 'Coronation Street' and was working in Privates on Parade. Haque hit the big circuit in Britain when she got the role of a Bollywood actress in the AR Rahman musical Bombay Dreams. It got her many plum roles in musicals, including as Janoo Rani in Far Pavilions and Soraya in Wah! Wah! Girls, a light Bollywood musical.