Hollywood actor Christian Oliver, his two daughters die in plane crash

Hollywood actor Christian Oliver and his two daughters died after his plane crashed into the water off the coast of a Caribbean island on Thursday (January 4, 2024), media reports said.

Actor Christian Oliver and his two daughters die in plane crash. Photo Courtesy:  Christian Oliver Instagram page

Oliver was 51.

The actor featured in movies like Speed Racer and Valkyrie.

The owner and pilot of the plane, identified as Robert Sachs, also died in the crash, reported Deadline.

According to authorities, the single-engine plane took off Thursday afternoon from J.F. Mitchell Airport in Bequia, a tiny island and part of the Caribbean nations of St. Vincent and Grenadines and was headed to nearby St Lucia when it crashed, the news portal reported.

The actor’s daughters were identified as Madita Klepser, 12, and Annik Klepser, 10.

“Shortly after takeoff, the aircraft experienced difficulties and nose-dived into the ocean,” the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force said in a statement as quoted by Deadline. “Fishermen and divers from Paget Farm went to the scene of the incident in their boats to render assistance.”

Officials said all four bodies have been recovered.

The cause of the crash is currently being investigated.

From 2002 until 2004, Oliver co-starred in 28 episodes of the German action TV series Alarm für Cobra 11.

The actor recently finished filming the final sequence of his latest movie Forever Hold Your Peace.

Director  Nick Lyon wrote on Instagram: ” Rest In Peace my friend @christianoliverofficial.”