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Friday 14th December 2018

Tragic Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died after Boxing Day crash which killed her family

Such sad news

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has sadly passed away three weeks after the horrific Boxing Day car crash which killed her parents and sister.

The 29-year-old died this morning (Wednesday) six days after her life support was withdrawn.

Jessica with her parents and sister who also died (Credit: Facebook)

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A statement has been released following her death.

It said: "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. The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time."

Channel 7 - the Australian broadcaster who produce the popular soap - are heartbroken at the news, with a spokesperson adding: "Jessica's shining talent was recognised and respected by all her cast mates and crew and her beautiful friendship treasured.

"We send our sincere condolences to her extended family and friends during this difficult time."

Jessica's relatives have been at her bedside 24 hours a day since she was admitted and put into an induced coma following the accident.

Their car was hit head on as they traveled home on Boxing Day (Credit: Nine)

Her father and mother - Lars (69) and Vivian (60) died at the scene along with the driver of the other car involved - 50-year-old Craig Anthony Whithall, a serial driving offender.

Jessica's 21-year-old sister, Annabelle, sadly died from her injuries in hospital.

The family were thought to be driving home after a short festive break when they were involved in the head on collision.

Jessica played Hope Morrison in Home and Away in 2016.

Jessica as Hope in Home & Away (Credit: Channel 5)

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Her family were laid to rest in an emotional funeral last Wednesday.