Austrailian actress Jessica Falkholt was a successful entertainer. She was especially recognized for her starring role in a series called “Home and Away.”
At only 29 years old, the TV celebrity had made a name for herself, but on Dec. 26, also known as Boxing Day, all of that was suddenly taken away.
Jessica, along with her parents and 21-year-old sister, was involved in a deadly car crash in New South Wales.
Tragedy struck when the Falkholts collided with 50-year-old driver, Craig Whitall, who had a traffic record of more than 60 convictions. He died from the crash.
The actress’s parents, Lars and Vivian, instantly died at the scene of the crash as well.
Bystanders were able to pull Jessica and her sister, Annabelle, from the wreckage before the vehicle went up in flames.
Sadly, Annabelle passed away just three days later, while Jessica fought to stay alive.
Following several surgeries, the TV star fell into a medically induced coma and was placed on life support.
On Wednesday, Jan. 10, the three Falkholts were laid to rest in Sydney. Vivian’s brother, Paul Ponticello, expressed sadness over the loss of his family.
“They are together and always will be … You will always be remembered and in our hearts forever. Rest in Peace,” he said during service.
With hopes in their hearts that Jessica would pull through, she has now joined her loved ones in heaven.
News recently revealed that the actress’s life support was turned off just one day after her family’s funeral.
Fans were soon mourning the death of the woman they knew as “Hope Morrison” on TV. “Although her time on set was brief, once a part of the Home and Away family, always part of the family,” stated Network Seven, the broadcaster of the hit TV show.
— Home and Away (@homeandaway) January 11, 2018
Since the incident, police continue to investigate what led up to the crash. They did find that Whitall was returning from a methadone clinic and may have been driving on the wrong side of the road at the time of the collision.
No additional information has come out regarding Jessica’s funeral, but the world is certainly devastated by her passing.
May she always be remembered for her natural charisma and talents, but above all, her passion for acting.
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