Jessica Falkholt's life support switched off days after family's joint funeral

Home & Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died aged 29

The 29-year-old was injured on Boxing Day in a fiery head-on crash on the NSW south coast that claimed the lives of her parents, Lars, 69, and Vivian Falkholt, 60.

The actor has undergone multiple surgeries, including the removal of her kidney and part of her skull.

Jessica, 29, had her life support switched off on Thursday as devastated family members have kept a bedside vigil at St George Hospital in the hope that she could be brought out of her medically induced coma.

After weeks spent in the Intensive Care Unit at St George Hospital, Jessica's life support was turned off last night.

Her sister Annabelle, 21, initially survived, but died three days later in the hospital on December 29.

The actress, 29, her parents Vivian, 60, and Lars, 69, and her younger sister Annabelle, 21, were driving home from a Christmas vacation when another vehicle crashed into theirs. "Jessica is a most handsome person".

On Wednesday, a funeral service for Jessica's parents Lars and Vivian and sister Annabelle was held at St Mary's Catholic Church at Concord, in Sydney's west.

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Vivian and Lars were tragically killed instantly in the crash, while Jessica and Annabelle were pulled form the auto by bystanders.

According to The Telegraph, Whitall's driving record includes four jail sentences for traffic offenses, a nine-year driving ban, and "at least 10 convictions for driving while disqualified".

Following Wednesday's funeral service, Vivian Falkholt's younger brother Pail Ponticello said: 'It's a day that will be hard to erase from our memory.

"(It's) a day that will be hard to erase from our memory".

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt's life support has been turned off after she was critically injured in a horror crash. We'd always have a laugh. "The family has asked for privacy during this very hard time".

The state's roads minister, Melinda Pavey, told 2GB on Friday: "Everything that the community expects us to do to keep them safe has not worked in this instance". You will always be remembered and in our hearts forever.

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