Just a day after Jessica Falkholt's parents and sister were laid to rest a ceremony in Sydney attended by thousands, the beloved Home and Away actor's life support has reportedly been switched off.
Jessica’s father Lars Falkholt, 69, her mother Vivian, 60, and her 21-year-old sister Annabelle were killed in the horror crash on the Princes Highway near Ulladulla on Boxing Day. 28-year-old Jessica was also travelling with her family when a four-wheel-drive hit their car head-on.
As The Sydney Morning Herald reports, Jessica's life support was expected to be switched off on Thursday night. St George Hospital hospital has indicated the actor remains in a critical condition—despite reports that she had died.
The actor has undergone multiple surgeries, including the removal of her kidney and part of her skull.
The other driver, 52-year-old Ulladulla man Craig Anthony Whitall, also lost his life in the crash. According to an exclusive report from The Daily Telegraph, Whitall was a habitual offender with four jail sentences relating to traffic offences, a driving ban spanning nine years and 10 convictions for driving while disqualified.
Jessica’s family were farewelled at a ceremony at St Mary's Catholic Church in Concord on Wednesday.
A funeral notice for the ceremony at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Concord described the Falkholt family as a "dearly loved and cherished father, mother and sister to Jessica”.
“Lars, Vivian and Annabelle will be deeply missed by Vivian’s brother Paul Ponticello, his children Paul and Natalie, along with many relatives and friends both near and far.”