Home and Away star Jessica Falkholt has died three weeks after the devastating Boxing Day crash which killed her family.
The actress, 29, died in hospital this morning, six days after her life support was withdrawn.
A statement released today reads: “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.
“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.”
Channel Seven, the Australian broadcaster that produces the show, said the cast are “heartbroken” to learn of her death.
“Jessica’s shining talent was recognised and respected by all her cast mates and crew and her beautiful friendship treasured,” a spokesman added.
“We send our sincere condolences to her extended family and friends during this difficult time.”
Shattered relatives had kept a 24 hour bedside vigil at St George Hospital where Jessica had remained in a medically induced coma since the crash.
Her fans all over the world has been mourning her death since the news broke.