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Jessica Falkholt has died a week after life support was turned off

The car crash also killed Jessica's parents and 21-year-old sister

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Emmy Griffiths
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Jessica Falkholt has sadly passed away a week after her life support was switched off. She was 29. The Home and Away actress was involved in a horrific car crash which also killed her parents, Lars and Vivian, younger sister Annabelle, and the driver of the other car, Craig Anthony Whithall. A spokesperson for the hospital confirmed the sad news that Jessica had died at 10.20am on Wednesday (Australian time). The statement reads: "On behalf of the family of Jessica Falkholt, St. George Hospital has been asked to advise the media and the community of Jessica’s passing today at 10.20am. Jessica passed away from serious injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on 26 December, 2017."

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Jessica passed away on Wednesday

Speaking to People magazine, Jessica's agent Lisa Mann said: "Beautiful Jess was loved and treasured by her family, friends and colleagues and our sympathies are with everyone today. Jessica always closed her emails to me with the Greek expression, Philoxenia! It literally means hospitality, but goes beyond that to include the honour a host should bestow on a guest. Philoxenia also encompasses a generosity of spirit, something Jessica had in abundance."

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Jessica's life support was switched off one day after the funeral of her parents and sister. Speaking about the tragedy, 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 added: "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."

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