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Friday 14th December 2018

Tragic Home and Away actress still critical as her family’s funerals take place

She's fighting for her life in hospital and is still unaware of what's happened

Tragic Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt remained in a critical condition in hospital while the funeral of her parents and sister took place.

Jessica is the only survivor of a devastating car accident that happened on Boxing Day in Australia.

Jessica's parents and the driver of the other car all died in the crash, and her 21-year-old sister Annabelle passed away in hospital a few days later.

Jessica had a role in Home and Away last year (Credit: Channel 5)

Jessica remains in a coma in hospital and is still unaware that her family have all died. 

Annabelle and parents Lars and Vivian were laid to rest on Wednesday morning and hundreds of mourners attended the service at St Mary's Church in Concord to say goodbye to the family.

But Jessica remains in a coma in hospital and is still unaware that her family have all died.

Jessica played Home Morrison in Home and Away (Credit: Channel 5)

She is fighting for her life, with medics putting her chances of survival at 50/50, according to Australian news reports.

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Speaking to Daily Mail Australia last week, a relative said they still don't know if the actress, who had recently completed her first starring role in a film, will pull through.

She has had several operations since arriving in hospital.

"We're not going to know much about  Jessica's real condition for a while," the family member said. "The operation went well and it's just a waiting game.

Jessica is in a critical condition (Credit: Channel 5)

"She could be in a coma for weeks or even months - she still has all the swelling on her brain. They haven't even been able to test her brain yet.

"They'll probably have to wait a week or two now and see how she responds to the surgery."

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Her family are worried about how they will break the news about her family's deaths to Jessica if she wakes up.

Jessica played Hope Morrison in the Australian soap for 16 episodes last year.