Christian Oliver's family release statement following actor’s tragic plane crash

Christian Oliver's family are 'deeply saddened’ by the actor's death. Picture: AFP

Christian Oliver's family are 'deeply saddened’ by the actor's death. Picture: AFP

Published Jan 7, 2024


Christian Oliver's family are "deeply saddened" by the actor's death.

The movie star and his two daughters - Madita, ten, and Annik, 12 - died in a plane crash in the Caribbean on Thursday, as their plane was flying from J. F. Mitchell Airport in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to St. Lucia, and Oliver's family have now released a statement about the tragic incident.

His wife, Jessica Klepser, and their family said: "We are deeply saddened by the tragic plane accident on January 4, 2024, which took the lives of our beloved family members.

“Our daughters, Madita (12), and Annik (10), along with their father Christian, were returning from a holiday in the Caribbean when the single-engine plane they were travelling in experienced engine trouble and fell into the ocean. Unfortunately, all four passengers on the small aircraft did not survive. (sic)"

The actor's death will be "deeply felt" by his friends and family.

The statement - which has been published on Instagram - read: "Their devoted mother, Jessica Klepser in LA, survives the girls. They also leave behind their grandparents, several aunts, uncles, and cousins in Germany.

"Christian, an actor in Europe and the US, and a real estate agent with a broad network of close friends worldwide, is survived by Jessica, his parents and sister in Germany. His loss will be deeply felt by all who knew him.

"Please honour the family’s request for privacy at this difficult time. (sic)"

Oliver - who died aged 51 - starred in a number of well-known movies during his career, such as 'Speed Racer' and 'The Good German'.

The actor - whose real name was Christian Klepser - actually took to social media on January 1 to look forward to 2024.

Alongside a beach photo, he wrote on Instagram: "Greetings from somewhere in paradise! To community and love …2024 her we come! (sic)"