'Home And Away' Actress Taken Off Life Support

Emilio Banks
January 12, 2018

Australian actress Jessica Falkholt's life support has been switched off more than a fortnight after a horror crash that killed her parents and younger sister.

She had reportedly undergone several surgeries, including the removal of a kidney and part of her skull, but remained in a coma since the accident.

The Daily Telegraph reported that a decision had been made to switch off her life support. Annabelle died in hospital three days later.

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 auto crashed into theirs. My deepest condolences to Jessica Falkholt's loved ones.

On Wednesday they were farewelled at a moving funeral ceremony at St Mary's Catholic Church at Concord in Sydney's west.

On Thursday night a woman was killed and a five-year-old boy critically injured in a crash at Milton in New South Wales.

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Jessica and her sister were pulled from the wreckage after their vehicle collided with Whitall's 4WD near Ulladulla on December 26. He had previously been subject to a nine-year driving ban and had at least 10 convictions for driving while disqualified.

Vivian Falkholt's brother Paul Ponticello spoke at the funeral service telling mourners the irony of the tragedy was that Mr Falkholt was a careful driver and would often plan out how long a journey would take.

Home and Away has paid tribute to the late actress, who played the character Hope Morrison on the soap in 2016.

He said Mr Falkholt had always been a careful driver and he would often joke about having to add on time to any trip, which he called the 'Lars factor'. It's believed he was driving home from the methadone clinic with an investigation taking place on whether he was under the influence of drugs at the time of the crash.

'I always thought we would grow old together'. Her first feature film, Harmony, is due for release later this year.

Other reports by TheSundaySentinel

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