Monday, 25 June, 2018

Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has life support turned off

Devastating A bedside vigil had been made for Jessica in the Intensive Care Unit at St George Hospital where she was in a medically induced coma before her life support was switched off Home & Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died aged 29
Melody Ballard | 12 January, 2018, 03:14

The driver of the four-wheel-drive, 50-year-old Craig Whitall, was reportedly travelling home from a Nowra methadone clinic when he was also killed in the collision. Jessica was sent to St. George's Hospital, and has undergone multiple surgeries including having part of her skull and a kidney removed.

The Daily Telegraph reported that a decision had been made to switch off her life support.

New South Wales Police confirmed the life support machine was switched off overnight.

Falkholt has been clinging to life after the fiery head-on on the NSW south coast which claimed the lives of her parents Lars, 69, Vivian, 60, her sister Annabelle, 21, and Whitall.

Just yesterday their funeral took place at St Marys Cathedral in Sydney and today, Jessica joined them in peace.

Falkholt's parents, Lars and Vivian, both died in the accident, while the actress and her sister, Annabelle, were found unconscious.

The Falkholt's family auto was hit by a four-wheel drive on Boxing Day, with the sisters being pulled from the wreckage before it erupted in flames with the bodies of their parents inside.

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The young actress had previously appeared as Hope Morrison on Home And Away in 2016.

Whitall was a habitual traffic offender with more than 60 convictions to his name, according to The Daily Telegraph.

At the funeral for Lars, Vivian and Annabelle, held Thursday, Vivian's brother Paul thanked emergency services and the bystanders who rushed to help.

28 year old Jessica Falkholt has been clinging to life since her family's auto collided head-on with a 4WD driven by a man we now know was on his way home from a methadone clinic.

"The irony of this tragedy is that Lars was such a careful driver".

The Falkholt family requested donations to children's charity Redkite in lieu of flowers.

"They are together and always will be", he said. I will always miss you. She later filmed a role in the American film Harmony, which is set for release this year.

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