Olivia SIeff Cape Town model

Olivia Sieff as pictured by her modelling agency – Photo: Boss Models / Facebook

‘A vibrant light’: Cape Town mourns tragic death of teen model Olivia Sieff

Friends, family, classmates, and even model agencies have poured their hearts out on Monday, after Olivia Sieff was killed in Cape Town.

Olivia SIeff Cape Town model

Olivia Sieff as pictured by her modelling agency – Photo: Boss Models / Facebook

The tragic passing of Olivia Sieff has left communities in Cape Town mourning the loss of the talented youngster. The 18-year-old – who recently aced her matric and found work as a model in the Mother City – was killed outside of Tin Roof nightclub this weekend, after she was run over by a car.

RIP Olivia Sieff: Tributes pour in for tragic teen

Police investigations into the heartbreaking incident are ongoing. It’s still not completely clear how Olivia Sieff ended up in the path of an oncoming vehicle, but it’s understood there were ‘multiple witnesses’.

The teenager bagged herself FOUR distinctions at matric level, when the results were released earlier this month. With the world at her feet, her life was cruelly cut short this weekend – and the pain runs deep.

Boss Models, the agency that Olivia Sieff had been signed to, expressed their condolences on Monday morning. They paid tribute to a ‘vibrant light’, asserting she would be ‘deeply missed’.

“Rest easy, beautiful soul. A vibrant light tragically taken from this world too soon. Sending our most heartfelt sympathy to Olivia’s friends and family. You will be deeply missed.”

Boss Models

Model student: Olivia Sieff ‘top of the class’

Herschel Girls School, where Sieff recorded her stunning exam results, held a remembrance service for their former pupil earlier on Monday. The facility spoke of the ‘devastation’ Olivia’s passing had caused.

“The Herschel Girls School family is devastated by the tragic news of Olivia Sieff’s death in the early hours of Sunday, 30 January. We extend our love and support to Olivia’s family and friends who we know are broken-hearted.”

Herschel Girls School

Outpouring of grief online for Cape Town model

Meanwhile, there are over 1 000 comments on Olivia Sieff’s last Instagram post, as social media users flock to express their sympathies with friends and family online. For now, our thoughts are with all of her nearest and dearest…

Photo: Instagram / Olivia Sieff