Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress has died, hospital says

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died from injuries she suffered in a car crash three weeks ago, an Australian hospital has confirmed.

The accident in New South Wales on 26 December had already killed her parents, sister and the other driver.

The actress, 29, played Hope Morrison in the soap.

Her life support was switched off last week and she died on Wednesday morning local time, said St George Hospital in Sydney.

“The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time,” it said in a statement.

Jessica’s parents Lars, 69, and Vivian, 60, were killed instantly in the crash and her sister Annabelle died in hospital three days later.

Australian police are still investigating the crash, which also killed 50-year-old Craig Whittall, who was driving the other car.

Hundreds of people attended a funeral service for Lars, Vivian and Annabelle Falkholt in Sydney last week.

Vivian Falkholt’s brother Paul Ponticello spoke at their funeral, saying he had thought he and his sister “would grow old together”.

Lars, Vivian, Annabelle and Jessica seen together in a photo supplied to the media

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