Falkholt critical, life support turned off

Erica Roy
January 12, 2018

The Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt, who was involved in a devastating Boxing Day auto crash that claimed the lives of her parents and sister, has had her life support switched off.

Following reports her life support had been turned off, Home and Away tweeted: "Rest in peace, handsome Jessica Falkholt".

She now remains in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman has confirmed.

Annabelle died in hospital three days later, and Jessica had remained in a coma following several surgeries.

Falkholt's family were laid to rest after a funeral at St Mary's Catholic Church in Concord on Wednesday.

Jessica's family made the heartbreaking decision to turn off her life support just one day after the funeral of her father Lars, mother Vivian and sister Annabelle.

The 29-year-old actress was involved in a Boxing Day crash while traveling with her parents and sister.

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Jessica and her sister were pulled from the wreckage after their auto collided with Whitall's 4WD near Ulladulla on December 26.

The 29-year-old found fame on the small screen as Hope Morrison in Home and Away, with the long-running TV soap paving the way for her feature film debut in the forthcoming supernatural thriller Harmony. He had previously been subject to a nine-year driving ban and had at least 10 convictions for driving while disqualified.

News.com.au report that Mr. Ponticello told the service: "The irony of the tragedy is that Lars was such a careful driver".

Commenting on the tragedy, a Twitter user lamented: "So sad to hear about Jessica Falkholt, who was Hope in Home And Away, and her family's fatal vehicle accident". We always had a good laugh. I will always miss you.

Our thoughts are with the Falkholt's family and friends at this hard time.

In the aftermath of the crash, the director of soon-to-be released Australian film Harmony, in which Falkholt has the starring role, described her as an fantastic actress who was "on her way to stardom".

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