Australian TV star Jessica Falkholt passes away three weeks after horrific car crash


January 18, 2018 08:46:03 IST

Australian actress Jessica Falkholt died in a Sydney hospital on 17 January, three weeks after a two-car collision that had already claimed four lives including three members of her family.

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Jessica Falkholt. Image from Twitter/@hillsdiddy

The 29-year-old, who played Hope Morrison in more than a dozen episodes of the long-running drama Home and Away in 2016, died six days after her life support was withdrawn, St George Hospital said in a statement.

Falkholt was the last survivor of a 26 December head-on collision on the coast south of Sydney that instantly killed her parents Lars and Vivian Falkholt and the sole occupant of the second car, Craig Whitall.

The actress’s 21-year-old sister Annabelle died in the hospital three days later. Jessica Falkholt stars in an Australian movie Harmony that is due for cinema release this year.

Hundreds of mourners gathered in a Sydney church a week ago for the funerals of the three Falkholt family members.

Updated Date: Jan 18, 2018 08:46 AM