A very unfortunate tragedy!
Sydney model and Miss Universe Australia 2022 finalist, Sienna Weir tragically died after being taken off life support following a horse-riding accident.
She was on life support for several weeks.
The incident occurred at Windsor Polo Grounds on April 2, where the model’s horse fell on the ground, and she got severely injured. She was rushed to the Westmead Hospital, where she spent weeks on life support before her death on Thursday, May 4.
The beauty pageant had a double degree in English literature and psychology from Sydney University.
According to news.com.au, who first reported the news, Weir was planning to move to London, UK, in the coming years to spend time with her family and expand her social and professional networks.
Following her death, tributes and messages of condolences started pouring in, and many couldn’t believe Sienna was no more at such a young and tender age.
Her last Instagram post was a mirror selfie that was shared in early April.
“Can’t believe she is gone, Rest in Peace,” wrote one.
“Taken from the world far too soon! RIP Sienna,” a second said.
“Forever an angel,” commented a third.
“An absolutely gorgeous girl inside and out. Rest easy Sienna,” another wrote.
“Heaven has gained the most beautiful angel today. I’ll miss everything about you Siena, I love you,” a friend of the model wrote on social media.
“I’m so lucky to have known you. Thank you for everything,” said another.
Weir’s managing agency, Scoop shared several photos of her and posted a message on Instagram that read, “Forever in our hearts.”
Photographer Chris Dwyer also shared a tribute for the late Miss Weir, one of the 27 finalists in the Australian Miss Universe contest last year.
“You were one of the kindest souls in the world, you lit up the room, and the world is a lot darker now that you are gone,” he wrote. “Hope wherever you are, you’re being the gremlin we all know and love. Miss you so much already.”
Weir once spoke to the Gold Cost Magazine for an interview, shared her passion for horse riding, and said she’s been riding horses since the age of 3.
“My family aren’t quite sure where this passion came from, but I’ve been horse riding since I was 3 years old and can’t imagine my life without it,” she told the magazine. “I travel to rural Sydney 2-3 times a week to train and compete around New South Wales or broader Australia every other weekend.”
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