Jessica Falkholt: Home and Away actress 'has life support turned off'

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Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has had her life support switched off two weeks after being in a car crash, according to reports in Australia.

The crash, which happened in New South Wales on 26 December, also killed her parents, sister and the other driver.

The actress, 29, had surgery after the accident but remained in a coma.

The decision to end her life support, which was first reported by the Daily Telegraph, came a day after a funeral was held for her family in Sydney.

Home and Away paid tribute to her on Twitter.

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

At the time of the accident, Network Seven, Home and Away’s broadcaster, released a statement saying: “Although her time on set was brief, once a part of the Home and Away family, always part of the family.”

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

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Falkholt played Hope Morrison on Home and Away

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

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

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