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

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

Despite reports that the 29-year-old Home And Away actress had passed away, a St George Hospital spokesperson has said that Jessica remains in a 'critical condition'.

Jessica is the sole survivor of the horror Boxing Day crash on the NSW South Coast that claimed the lives of her father Lars, 69, mother Vivian, 60, sister Annabelle, 21, and 50-year-old serial traffic offender Craig Whitall.

In the wake of the heartbreaking news, which was reported by The Daily Telegraph, fans flocked to Twitter to pay tribute to the beloved actress.

According to the Daily Mail, Jessica's heartbroken family had kept a bedside vigil in the Intensive Care Unit at St George Hospital where Jessica had been in a medically induced coma.

Doctors have performed multiple surgeries on the 29-year-old Falkholt - including reportedly removing a portion of her skull and one of her kidneys - in an effort to save her life.

Jessica's parents died at the scene and her sister's life support was turned off three days after the two-car collision.

Home and Away
Jessica got her breakout role on Australian soap Home and Away. Source Channel Seven

Falkholt has been in a coma since the accident, and had her life support pulled on January 11, just one day after her mother and father were laid to rest.

Paul Ponticello, Vivian's brother, gave a eulogy at the funeral.

'Whenever asking how long it would take to drive somewhere I would suggest an average for a normal driver and then add some additional time for the Lars factor.

Police continue to investigate the crash, which also claimed the life of 50-year-old Craig Whitall, who was driving the other vehicle and died instantly.

"They are together and always will be", he said.

She is best known for her recurring role as Hope Morrison in the series "Home and Away". Local reports have described Whitall as a "serial traffic offender" who was driving home from a methadone clinic when his auto collided with the Falkholt vehicle.

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