'Home and Away' Actress Jess Falkholt Passes Away

Aaron Brown
January 12, 2018

Her parents and younger sister - whom Falkholt was in the auto with - each died as a result of the accident, as did the other car's driver, Craig Whitall.

JESSICA Falkholt has had her life support switched off one day after the funeral for three members of her family killed in an horrific Boxing Day crash, according to reports.

Jessica's parents, Lars, 69, and Vivian, 60, were killed instantly in the crash. Whitall had a history of traffic offenses and spent time behind bars for driving while disqualified, according to the Australian newspaper.

The actress, 29, her parents Vivian, 60, and Lars, 69, and her younger sister Annabelle, 21, were driving home from a Christmas vacation when another vehicle crashed into theirs.

After two driving bans and multiple convictions, including three for driving over the alcohol limit and one for driving under the influence of drugs, Whitall still managed to get his driving license back in December 2016.

The 29-year-old reportedly had her life support switched off by her family, however the following morning St George's Hospital, Sydney confirmed to Metro.co.uk that she remains in a critical condition.

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Jessica (29) had remained in a coma, despite undergoing surgery several times.

Ms Falkholt, 28, remains fighting for her life in Sydney's St George Hospital after the accident. Annabelle's boyfriend, Jordan Brohier, paid tribute to her, writing: "Today I lost the love of my life Annabelle".

"Lars, Vivian and Annabelle will be deeply missed by Vivian's brother Paul Ponticello, his children Paul and Natalie, along with many relatives and friends both near and far".

"(It's) a day that will be hard to erase from our memory". They are together and always will be.

Jessica's sister, mother and father were farewelled at a moving funeral service on Wednesday. You will always be remembered and in our hearts forever.

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