Jessica Falkholt, an actress from Home & Away, passed away four years ago after a car tragedy that also claimed the lives of her sister and parents. We reflect on what transpired.
When Home And Away star Jessica Falkholt passed away in a vehicle accident in 2018, the soap opera industry was shaken.
Jessica, who passed away at the age of 29, was a rising star in Australia and gained a large following for her role as Hope Morrison in Summer Bay.
As Hope, she made her debut in the serial opera in September 2016 and had a recurrent role up until November of that same year.
Her other television appearances included the fantasy thriller Harmony and the Australian series Bite Club. Her career was flourishing at the time of her death.
We examine what transpired.
After a Christmas lunch with the family in New South Wales on Boxing Day 2017, Jessica was travelling home with her parents and younger sister Annabelle when they were hit by another car.
Drug-using driver Craig Whitall lost control while rounding a corner and collided with the Falkholts.
Lars and Vivian Falkholt, Jessica’s parents, passed away at the scene of the collision.
Whitall was also slain, and it was later determined that he had a mixture of prescription medicines in his system.
However, horrified witnesses intervened and pulled Jessica and Annabelle, who is 21 years old, from the debris.
Because the witnesses were able to get Jessica and Annabelle out of the Mazda before the fire started, they were spared from dying from burns.
The actress and her younger sister were both taken to the hospital in a hurry, but they both received significant wounds.
Sadly, on December 29, Annabelle passed away three days later.
After her passing, her partner Jordan Brohier paid homage to her on Facebook, describing her as the “most lovely girl I’ve ever known.”
He penned a heartfelt obituary for Annabelle, saying, “Today I lost the love of my life.”
The three years I spent getting to know her were the best of my life.
I’m incredibly grateful for every moment I got to spend with my child.
I vow that I will find you somewhere, and we will be reunited again to enjoy a long and happy life together.
Life support was removed.
Jessica received care at the St. George Hospital in Sydney, where she also underwent the removal of a portion of her skull and one of her kidneys.
After being on life support for a few days, it was decided to turn it off, and she passed away on January 17 in a hospital.
According to a family member who spoke to Daily Mail Australia, they were at ease knowing that Jessica was back with her cherished family.
She is now with her family, which makes us all sad, the relative stated.
She is undoubtedly in the arms of her mother because she was her biggest supporter.