It’s today been confirmed that former Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died, following a devastating car crash three weeks ago that also claimed the lives of three members of her family.
The four were travelling on the Princes Highway on Boxing Day, coming home from Christmas celebrations with family in Ulladulla, when the accident took place.
Her parents, Lars and Vivian Falkholt were killed in the crash, leaving Jessica and her 21-year-old sister, Annabelle, fighting for their lives.
Annabelle passed away on December 29th.
Jessica remained in a coma and her life support was removed on 11th January, just one day after her family were laid to rest.
She has remained in a critical condition since, with St George Hospital subsequently announcing that Jessica passed away at 10:20am this morning.
A member of her family told Daily Mail Australia “We’re all sad but she is with her family now. Her mum was her biggest supporter so I am sure she is in her arms. It’s an odd feeling, we always knew it was going to happen but no matter what it’s a shock.”
The 29-year-old actress portrayed Hope Morrison, adoptive sister of Raffy Morrison, for two months on Home and Away in 2016.
She will appear posthumously in the upcoming Nine Network series, Bite Club as Emma Bailey.
Back to the Bay sends their condolences to the friends and family of the Falkholts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.