Sian Scale Has Died Aged 28

Sian Scale Dead: The model, who appeared in Vogue magazine, has sadly passed away aged 28.
Credit: Chadwick Models

Sian Scale, an up-and-coming model, has tragically been confirmed dead aged just 28.

Scale grew up in the small town of Mansfield in the Victoria’s Alps region of Australia.

The Melbourne-based model, 28, appeared in Vogue and Vanity Fair and worked with major fashion labels such as Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Chanel under her modelling agency Chadwick Models.

Scale was also represented by Premium Models in Paris, and Fashion Model Management in Milan, per

But now, her family has announced her untimely passing in a heartbreaking statement.

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In an emotional statement in the Herald Sun, her family said: “She was determined and strong and had such grace in navigating the most difficult year of her life with such acceptance, optimism and vulnerability.

“Sian was very generous, loving, kind, fun, adventurous and modest.”

Sian Scale
Sian Scale tragically died at the age 28. Credit: Chadwick Models

“Quickly making a name for herself as likeable and easygoing, Sian’s generous spirit and natural beauty saw her quickly snapped up as a model to watch in her home country,” they add.

They conclude that Scale had never complained or asked ‘why me’ about her situation.

Her family said she was an advocate for social justice and gender issues and acted as a mentor figure to other young women entering the fashion industry, per the Daily Mail.

They also said she was at ease on the farm and in the fashion world and then recalled once taking her straight from a camping trip to the Melbourne Fashion Festival, per the New York Post.

Her modelling agency also shared their ‘deep sadness’ over the news of Scale’s tragic death.

“Sian was a bright and unique light in our world who unapologetically marched to her own beat. We will all miss her more than words can express, and her incredible work in pictures will immortalise her forever,” Chadwick Models shared.

Sian Scale
Sian Scale appeared in Vogue and Vanity Fair and worked with major fashion labels Marc Jacobs, Burberry and Chanel. Credit: Alamy

Tributes have been quick to pour in in the comments section, with one person writing: “Ohhh darling Sian, this is devastating news. Holding Sian’s family and friends tight in my thoughts.”

A second adds: “Sian lit up every room she walked into. So sad to hear this. Sending lots of love to her family.”

“Sian was an absolute joy to be around. Condolences to her loved ones and the Fashion Community. Rest peacefully sweet Angel xx,” agrees a third.

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Scale lost her battle with a rare and incurable type of cancer while surrounded by loved ones at Melbourne’s Peter MacCallum Hospital. The type of cancer she was fighting has not been revealed.

Scale shared her final wish on social media.

“If anyone wants to do anything in memory of me, it is to give blood – it is the gift of life,” she said, according to the Mirror.

Scale is remembered by her parents and two brothers.

Rest in peace.

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.