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'Home And Away' Actress Jessica Falkholt Has Life Support Turned Off

12 January 2018

Australian actress Jessica Falkholt has had her life support machine switched off just over a week after a crash that claimed the lives of several other members of her family.

Despite reports that the 29-year-old Home And Away actress had passed away, a St George Hospital spokesperson has said that Jessica remains in a 'critical condition'.

Last night, the Daily Telegraph revealed Jessica's extended family had made a decision to switch off her life support in the hope that she could be woken from her coma.

Annabelle died in hospital a few days after the crash, with Jessica remaining in a coma - unaware that her family lost their lives.

The 29-year-old has been fighting for her life in St George Hospital since being pulled from the wreckage, along with her 21-year-old sister, Annabelle, on 26 December near Ulladulla on the New South Wales south coast.

Jessica's family were farewelled at a ceremony at St Mary's Catholic Church in Concord on Wednesday.

Jessica's parents Lars, 69 and Vivian, 60 died instantly at the scene.


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

Vivian Falkholt's brother Paul Ponticello spoke at their funeral, saying he thought he and his sister "would grow old together".

"Whenever he'd ask to drive somewhere - I'd suggest a time for an average driver and add on some additional time for the "Lars factor" because he was so careful". 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. We always had a good laugh.

"Everything that the community expects us to do to keep them safe has not worked in this instance that's, to be brutally honest and frank, the situation we're all facing", she told 2GB Radio on Friday.

The Falkholt family's vehicle was involved in a head-on collision on the Princes Highway at Mondayong on the New South Wales south coast in Australia on 26 December. You will always be remembered and in our hearts forever.

In the aftermath of the crash, the director of soon-to-be released Australian film Harmony, in which Falkholt has the starring role, described her as an wonderful actress who was "on her way to stardom".

'Home And Away' Actress Jessica Falkholt Has Life Support Turned Off