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Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has passed away in hospital

The 29-year-old had been in a critical condition for more than three weeks.
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Just six days after the life support of Home & Away star Jessica Falkholt had been switched off, following the horrific Boxing Day car crash that claimed the lives of her parents and sister, Jessica has sadly passed away.

The 29-year-old died at St George Hospital at 10:20am today Australian time according to a family spokesperson.

“Jessica passed away from serious injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on 26 December,” the statement read, as reported by News.com.au.

On Wednesday, January 10, a joint funeral was held for her sister Annabelle, 21, and parents Lars, 69, and Vivian, 60, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The other driver involved in the crash, Craig Whitall, also passed away at the scene after reportedly driving home from a methadone clinic.

Annabelle Falkholt was just 21-years-old when her life support was turned off.

In Australia it is not illegal to drive with methadone in your system but if a substance is proven to have impaired someone’s driving, they can be charged.

An autopsy may fail to determine if any drugs were in Mr Whitall’s system due to his severe injuries and subsequent fire.

Jessica’s parents died at the scene and her sister’s life support was turned off three days after the two-car collision.

The actress had been in critical condition since the accident after sustaining severe head injuries and placed in an induced coma.

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Her family’s funeral was held in Concord last week, with hundreds of friends and family paying their respects.

“Lars, Vivian and Annabelle will be deeply missed by Vivian’s brother Paul, his children along with many relatives and friends both near and far,” a notice for the service read, according to The Daily Telegraph.

Paul Ponticello, Vivian’s brother, gave a eulogy at the funeral. “Their lives ending on a highway makes absolutely no sense,” he said, reported by The Sydney Morning Herald.

Our thoughts are with her friends and family during this difficult time.

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