Taking to Twitter, James, who shared several scenes with the actress on the Australian soap, wrote: ‘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,’ he added.
The 28-year-old 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.
‘May you now rest in peace alongside Annabelle, Lars and Vivian’: James tweeted: ‘R.I.P Jessica Falkholt. Such a beautiful and talented soul- taken so soon & so tragically’
She posted a cast shot of Jessica to Instagram, alongside the caption: ‘Farewell wonderful Jess’
She had been in a critical condition in Sydney’s St George Hospital since the accident.
Following the news, former Home And Away actress Pia Miller, 34, posted a cast shot of Jessica to Instagram, alongside the caption: ‘Farewell wonderful Jess.’
And Jackson Heywood, who stars as Brody Morgan on the long-running series, posted: ‘Jess. You and your beautiful soul will be so deeply missed, but always remembered.
‘Be with your family now. Goodbye you wonderful person. Love always, Jackson. May we send all support to her family and closest friends who are hurting the most. Thankyou.’
Singer-songwriter Deni Hines shared to Twitter: ‘My heart is heavy with the news of the passing of #JessicaFalkholt. This is such a sad situation.’
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.’
Singer-songwriter Deni Hines, 47, shared to Twitter: ‘My heart is heavy with the news of the passing of #JessicaFalkholt’
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’
Musical theatre star and The Wrong Girl’s Christie Whelan Browne tweeted: ‘Just so sad. RIP to this family. A tragedy’
‘Horrible Boxing Day tragedy that makes me upset and angry’: Former AFL player Brent Staker also tweeted his condolences
Musical theatre star and The Wrong Girl’s Christie Whelan Browne tweeted: ‘Just so sad. RIP to this family. A tragedy.’
Sydney’s St George Hospital announced the tragic news of Jessica’s death in a statement on Wednesday.
‘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 following last month’s crash, but her parents Lars and Vivian died at the scene.
Annabelle, 21, died from her injuries three days after the head-on collision which has now claimed the lives of the family-of-four.
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 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.
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.
‘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.’