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Jessica Falkholt's funeral takes place weeks after her parents and sister laid to rest

Jessica Falkholt had been in critical condition after a car crash on Boxing Day

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Emmy Griffiths
TV & Film Editor
January 22, 2018
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Jessica Falkholt's funeral has taken place just weeks after the Boxing Day car crash that also killed her parents, Lars and Vivian, and her younger sister, Annabelle. She was 29. The Home and Away actress had been in critical condition in hospital for several weeks before the decision to made to turn off her life support one day after the funeral of her parents and sister. She died in hospital several days later.  

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Jessica was laid to rest on Monday

Jessica's family, friends and fans attended the mass in Sydney, Australia on Monday, before a private family ceremony took place. At the mass, white doves were released to pay respects to the actress. Jessica's uncle, Paul Ponticello, told the crowd: "Beautiful Jess, you made us proud and you were a rising star." A spokesperson from St. George Hospital announcement the sad news on 17 December in a statement, which read: "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."

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

Speaking about the horrific accident, Paul previously 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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