Home and Away actress has life support switched off

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  1. Sarah

    Sarah Super Moderator Staff Member Original Member Since 1998

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    Absolutely tragic. May she and her family rest in peace.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42650081

    Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt has had her life support switched off two weeks after being in a car crash, according to reports in Australia.

    The crash, which happened in New South Wales on 26 December, also killed her parents, sister and the other driver.

    The actress, 29, who played Hope Morrison in the soap, had surgery after the accident but remained in a coma.

    The decision to end her life support came a day after the funeral service for the rest of her family.

    Home and Away paid tribute to her on Twitter.

    At the time of the accident, Network Seven, Home and Away's broadcaster, released a statement saying: "Although her time on set was brief, once a part of the Home and Away family, always part of the family."

    Falkholt's character first appeared when Hope and Raffy Morrison arrived in the fictional seaside town of Summer Bay.

    Hope briefly worked at the garage, but ran away after stealing money from there and from Salt restaurant.

    It emerged that her young sister Raffy - actually her cousin - was a sibling of the Morgan brothers in the soap, so Raffy stayed in the Bay with them when Hope was jailed for her crimes.
     
  2. TJames03

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    From what I read, she is actually missing a portion of her skull, permanently.

    It sounds cold, but they should have let her go. The surgery did nothing but prolong the suffering for two weeks.

    BTW, no one could consider her a "star" as she was only on the show for a scant amount of time. Was she sacked or was this an extremely limited role?
     
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    The actress is now dead. There was absolutely no point in surgery. Even if she did live, she would have been so horrifically physically and mentally damaged that her life would still have been over.
     
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    Is there a need for this, when someone so young is killed?
     
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    Because everyone keeps saying "star" and she was only on for 16 episodes in '16. Just an observation.
     
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