Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt's life support turned off after crash

HeartbreakingĀ The tributes come one day after her three family members were laid to rest in Sydney- including her sister Annabelle, 21 and parents Lars, 69 and Vivian, 60

Home & Away actress Jessica Falkholt has died aged 29

Heartbroken relatives of actress Jessica Falkholt made sure she was not alone in hospital while her parents and sister were buried.

On Thursday night, Jessica had her life support switched off weeks after the horrific accident on the New South Wales south coast, making her the fifth victim of the Boxing Day crash that killed her parents and sister.

Home and Away paid tribute to her on Twitter. Annabelle, 21, died three days later in the hospital.

Meanwhile, back at the hospital where Jessica was still in coma, friends and family surrounded Jessica from her hospital bed during and after the funeral, saying it was important she had support.

Ms Falkholt and her sister Annabelle were pulled from the crash, as the vehicles went up in flames, but her parents died in the burning auto, along with the 4WD's driver.

'Just found out that Jessica Falkholt's life support has been turned off, rest in peace angel! Everything we have done and every decision we have made has been done with the advice of doctors and social workers.

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.

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Our thoughts are with her friends and family.

"Their lives ending on a highway makes absolutely no sense".

Mr Ponticello also thanked the "saviours" who risked their lives to pull Annabelle and Jessica from the inferno.

Craig Whitall, 50, who was the driver of the other vehicle involved the crash also passed away.

"Whenever he'd ask to drive somewhere I'd suggest a time for an average driver and add on some additional time for the "Lars factor" because he was so careful".

He also spoke about the love between his sister and brother-in-law: "They are together and always will be". 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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