Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt is still in critical condition five days after her life support was switched off, and fans have been rallying around the star, sending her and her family messages of support. Jessica was involved in a horrific car accident that killed her parents, Lars and Vivian, her sister, Annabelle, and the driver of the other car, on Boxing Day.
One person tweeted: "I'm praying for Jessica Falkholt as she clings to life. Such a tragic situation. She is a fighter, keep holding on beautiful. I'm keeping her in my thoughts. Sending family and friends love, light and strength. I'm praying," while another added: "I'm praying for Jessica Falkholt. She is a fighter, love, light, hope and strength." Casting Director David Newman was among those to keep Jessica in his thoughts. In a Facebook post, he wrote: "So hard to concentrate today, this screenshot is from just eight weeks ago, where I had the pleasure of another audition with the gorgeous Jessica Falkholt. So smart, talented, dedicated, passionate, and intense (in all the right ways)."
Jessica has appeared on Home and Away
Jessica has undergone several surgeries, including the removal of a kidney and part of her skull, and has remained in a coma since the crash. The joint funerals of Lars, Vivian and Annabelle took place one day before Jessica's life support was switched off.
Speaking about the horrific accident, Jessica's uncle, Paul Ponticello, said: "[It's] a day that will be difficult to erase from our memory", adding that Lars was known for being an excellent driver. "Whenever asking how long it would take to drive somewhere I would suggest an average for a normal driver and then add some additional time for the Lars factor. We always had a good laugh." Speaking about his sister Vivian, he continued: "I always thought we would grow old together. They are together and always will be ... You will always be remembered and in our hearts forever. Rest in Peace."