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Australian fashion model and 2022 Miss Universe contestant Sienna Weir passed away at age 23 after a horrific horseback riding mishap, according to the New York Post. In her home Australia, the model was involved in a deadly horseback riding accident last month.
On April 2, Ms. Weir’s horse stumbled at the Australian Windsor Polo Grounds, according to News.com.au. Due to her injuries, she reportedly spent many weeks on life support until being removed on Thursday, May 4.
Her family broke the news of her death, stating that they had decided to remove her from life support.
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A number of photos of her were also uploaded to Instagram on Thursday by her modelling firm Scoop Management, who also mourned her demise. The caption for the picture said, “Forever in our hearts.”
Sienna Weir was famously one of the 27 finalists in the 2022 Australian Miss Universe competition. She earned dual degrees in English literature and psychology from Sydney University. She previously told local media that she planned to move to the UK to advance her career, “spend a greater amount of time with my sister, niece, and nephew, and extend both my professional and social network.”
The Australian fitness model has been an avid horse rider her entire life. She stated to Gold Coast Magazine, “I have a deep and unwavering affection for show jumping despite having spent the majority of my life in the city. Since I was three years old, I have been riding horses, and I can’t fathom my life without it. My family is unsure of where this desire comes from. Every other weekend, I fly to rural Sydney to train for competitions in New South Wales or the rest of Australia.
In the interim, sympathies from friends, relatives, and colleagues in the modelling profession flooded social media. The comment from Australian photographer Chris Dwyer was, “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.”
“This scares me much more as a fellow equestrian. One said, “Rest in Peace,” and another.