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Stars pay tribute to Jessica Falkholt's passing

  •  Jessica Falkholt has tragically died three weeks after horror car crash
  •  Sydney’s St George Hospital announced sad news in a statement on Wednesday
  •  Boxing Day smash also claimed the lives of actress’ parents and younger sister

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Erin Doyle For Daily Mail Australia

Pia Miller, Deni Hines and James Stewart have led celebrity tributes to Home And Away star Jessica Falkholt following the news of her tragic death on Wednesday. 

Taking to Twitter, Deni Hines, 47, wrote: ‘My heart is heavy with the news of the passing of #JessicaFalkholt. This is such a sad situation.’

The actress was pronounced dead on Wednesday, six days after her family made the heartbreaking decision to switch off her life support following a horror Boxing Day car crash on the New South Wales south coast, that also claimed the lives of her parents and younger sister.

Jessica, 28, had been in a critical condition in Sydney’s St George Hospital since the accident. 

'My heart is heavy': Pia Miller, Deni Hines and Julie Snook lead celebrity tributes to Jessica Falkholt, as Home And Away star dies six days after her life support was switched off following horror Boxing Day smash 

'My heart is heavy': Pia Miller, Deni Hines and Julie Snook lead celebrity tributes to Jessica Falkholt, as Home And Away star dies six days after her life support was switched off following horror Boxing Day smash 

‘My heart is heavy’: Pia Miller, Deni Hines and Julie Snook lead celebrity tributes to Jessica Falkholt, as Home And Away star dies six days after her life support was switched off following horror Boxing Day smash 

Jessica’s Home and Away co-star James Stewart tweeted: ‘R.I.P Jessica Falkholt. Such a beautiful and talented soul- taken so soon & so tragically. May you now rest in peace alongside Annabelle, Lars and Vivian. Sending my deepest sympathy to the extended Falkholt family & friends.’  

Singer-songwriter Deni shared to Twitter: ‘My heart is heavy with the news of the passing of #JessicaFalkholt. This is such a sad situation.’

Former Home And Away actress Pia Miller, 34, posted to Instagram a casting shot of Jessica, alongside the caption: ‘Farewell wonderful Jess.’

Channel Nine journalist Julie Snook, 30, meanwhile wrote: ‘My heart goes out to the Falkholt family and Jessica’s friends and colleagues. A devastating loss.’ 

Sydney’s St George Hospital announced the sad news of Jessica’s death in a statement on Wednesday. 

Singer-songwriter Deni Hines, 47, shared to Twitter: 'My heart is heavy with the news of the passing of #JessicaFalkholt'

Singer-songwriter Deni Hines, 47, shared to Twitter: 'My heart is heavy with the news of the passing of #JessicaFalkholt'

Singer-songwriter Deni Hines, 47, shared to Twitter: ‘My heart is heavy with the news of the passing of #JessicaFalkholt’

Tribute: Former Home And Away actress Pia Miller, 34, posted to Instagram alongside a casting shot of Jessica: 'Farewell wonderful Jess,' alongside a love heart emoji 

Tribute: Former Home And Away actress Pia Miller, 34, posted to Instagram alongside a casting shot of Jessica: 'Farewell wonderful Jess,' alongside a love heart emoji 

Tribute: Former Home And Away actress Pia Miller, 34, posted to Instagram alongside a casting shot of Jessica: ‘Farewell wonderful Jess,’ alongside a love heart emoji 

Paid her respects: Former Home And Away actress Pia Miller, 34, posted to Instagram a casting shot of Jessica 

Paid her respects: Former Home And Away actress Pia Miller, 34, posted to Instagram a casting shot of Jessica 

Paid her respects: Former Home And Away actress Pia Miller, 34, posted to Instagram a casting shot of Jessica 

'May you now rest in peace alongside Annabelle, Lars and Vivian': Jessica's Home and Away co-star James Stewart tweeted: 'R.I.P Jessica Falkholt. Such a beautiful and talented soul- taken so soon & so tragically' 

'May you now rest in peace alongside Annabelle, Lars and Vivian': Jessica's Home and Away co-star James Stewart tweeted: 'R.I.P Jessica Falkholt. Such a beautiful and talented soul- taken so soon & so tragically' 

‘May you now rest in peace alongside Annabelle, Lars and Vivian’: Jessica’s Home and Away co-star James Stewart tweeted: ‘R.I.P Jessica Falkholt. Such a beautiful and talented soul- taken so soon & so tragically’ 

‘On behalf of the family of Jessica Falkholt, St George Hospital has been asked to advise the media and the community of Jessica’s passing today at 10.20am,’ the hospital said in a statement.

‘Jessica passed away from serious injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on 26 December, 2017. The family has asked for privacy during this very difficult time.’

The actress was pulled from the wreckage with her sister Annabelle near Ulladulla, but her parents Lars and Vivian died at the scene.

Annabelle, 21, died from her injuries three days after the head-on crash which has now claimed the lives of the family-of-four.

Channel Nine journalist Julie Snook, 30, followed suit with: 'My heart goes out to the Falkholt family and Jessica's friends and colleagues. A devastating loss' 

Channel Nine journalist Julie Snook, 30, followed suit with: 'My heart goes out to the Falkholt family and Jessica's friends and colleagues. A devastating loss' 

Channel Nine journalist Julie Snook, 30, followed suit with: ‘My heart goes out to the Falkholt family and Jessica’s friends and colleagues. A devastating loss’ 

'Horrible Boxing Day tragedy that makes me upset and angry': Former AFL player Brent Staker also tweeted his condolences 

'Horrible Boxing Day tragedy that makes me upset and angry': Former AFL player Brent Staker also tweeted his condolences 

‘Horrible Boxing Day tragedy that makes me upset and angry’: Former AFL player Brent Staker also tweeted his condolences 

Tragic passing: Jessica was pronounced dead on Wednesday, six days after her family made the heartbreaking decision to switch off her life support

Tragic passing: Jessica was pronounced dead on Wednesday, six days after her family made the heartbreaking decision to switch off her life support

Tragic passing: Jessica was pronounced dead on Wednesday, six days after her family made the heartbreaking decision to switch off her life support

The driver of the 4WD that slammed into the family’s car, 50-year-old habitual traffic offender Craig Whitall, was reportedly travelling home from a Nowra methadone clinic when he too was killed in the crash. 

Last Thursday with the news of her life support being switched off, Jessica’s former Home And Away colleagues expressed their gratitude for their time spent with the rising star.

Jackson Heywood posted a lengthy heartfelt post: ‘Jess. I will always remember our beautiful long-winded chats about life, acting, philosophy, relationships and especially over-thinking,’ alongside a photo of himself, Jessica and Isabella Giovinazzo.

'My heart is broken. I will always miss you': Last Thursday, following the news of her life support being switched off, Home And Away's Jackson Heywood, 29, posted a heartfelt tribute 

'My heart is broken. I will always miss you': Last Thursday, following the news of her life support being switched off, Home And Away's Jackson Heywood, 29, posted a heartfelt tribute 

‘My heart is broken. I will always miss you’: Last Thursday, following the news of her life support being switched off, Home And Away’s Jackson Heywood, 29, posted a heartfelt tribute 

'So very sad': Fellow Home And Away stars Lynne McGranger, 64, and Jake Ryan, 34, commented on the tribute post

'So very sad': Fellow Home And Away stars Lynne McGranger, 64, and Jake Ryan, 34, commented on the tribute post

‘So very sad’: Fellow Home And Away stars Lynne McGranger, 64, and Jake Ryan, 34, commented on the tribute post

The 29-year-old continued: ‘If you’re lucky enough in life to meet a handful of people, or even just one – that when you look at them in the eye, and without words just know they understand you, and you them – you are just so deeply lucky.

‘So to you Jess, thankyou, because I really do consider myself lucky. You are a beautifully deep and incredibly unique soul, I had the pleasure of knowing. 

‘My heart is broken. I will always miss you. But I’m glad you’re with your family now. Goodbye. Sincerest condolences to the extended Falkholt family and friends. You have all my support.’

'Thinking of you': Anna Cocquerel shared her condolences on Instagram last week, uploading a photo of Jessica on her Story

'Thinking of you': Anna Cocquerel shared her condolences on Instagram last week, uploading a photo of Jessica on her Story

‘Thinking of you’: Anna Cocquerel shared her condolences on Instagram last week, uploading a photo of Jessica on her Story

'Heart breaks': Australian actor Anthony Hayes, 40, also shared an emotional post

'Heart breaks': Australian actor Anthony Hayes, 40, also shared an emotional post

‘Heart breaks’: Australian actor Anthony Hayes, 40, also shared an emotional post

Fellow stars of the long-running Channel Seven soap, commented on the touching post, with Lynne McGranger, 64, writing ‘so very sad,’ while Jake Ryan, 34, simply added a heart emoji.

Anna Cocquerel shared her condolences on Instagram, uploading a photo of Jessica on her Story.

The actress drew several hearts on the image and wrote ‘Thinking of you.’

Meanwhile, Australian actor Anthony Hayes, 40 Tweeted: ‘Jessica Falkholt. Sweetest girl. So full of life. Heart breaks.’ 

Tragedy: The horror Boxing Day car crash also took the lives of Jessica's parents Lars and Vivian and sister Annabelle

Tragedy: The horror Boxing Day car crash also took the lives of Jessica's parents Lars and Vivian and sister Annabelle

Tragedy: The horror Boxing Day car crash also took the lives of Jessica’s parents Lars and Vivian and sister Annabelle

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