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Falkholt critical, life support turned off

TV actress Jessica Falkholt’s remains in a critical condition in a Sydney hospital with reports her life support was switched off overnight, more than a fortnight after a horror crash that killed her parents and younger sister,

The 29-year-old has been fighting for her life in St George Hospital since she was pulled from the wreckage, along with her sister Annabelle, 21, on December 26 near Ulladulla.

She remains in a critical condition, a spokeswoman for St George Hospital told AAP on Friday.

Jessica’s life support was turned off on Thursday night, media reports, a day after her family was farewelled at a funeral at St Mary’s Catholic Church in Concord.

The Falkholt’s family car was hit by a four-wheel drive on Boxing Day, with the sisters pulled from the wreckage before it erupted in flames with the bodies of their parents inside.

Annabelle died as a result of her injuries three days after the smash.

Jessica has reportedly undergone several surgeries, including the removal of a kidney and part of her skull, and has been in a coma.

Following report’s Jessica’s life support had been turned off, TV show Home and Away, on which she had her break-out role, tweeted: “Rest in peace, beautiful Jessica Falkholt”.

Home and Away star James Stewart tweeted: “RIP Falkholt family” late Thursday night.

The driver of the four-wheel-drive, 50-year-old Craig Whitall, was reportedly travelling home from a Nowra methadone clinic when he was also killed in the collision.

Whitall was a habitual traffic offender with more than 60 convictions to his name, according to The Daily Telegraph.

The Falkholt family was remembered as an inseparable, radiant group.


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