Christian Oliver’s wife speaks on loss of late actor, 2 daughters killed in plane crash: ‘Deeply saddened’

Christian Oliver’s bereaved wife, Jessica Klepser, and her family are mourning the tragic death of her husband and two daughters.

“We are deeply saddened by the tragic plane accident on January 4, 2024, which took the lives of our beloved family members,” a statement written on behalf of Klepser and her relatives Friday via the Instagram for WundaBar Pilates, a studio where she works as a regional manager, began.

“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 traveling in experienced engine trouble and fell into the ocean. Unfortunately, all four passengers on the small aircraft did not survive.”

The late family members were then honored by giving some insight into who they were when they were alive.

The statement said Madita was “a vibrant 7th-grade student at Louis Armstrong Middle School, was known for her lively spirit and excelled in academics, dance, singing, and performances.”

Klepser said via the statement she was “deeply saddened” by the loss of her relatives. GoFundMe

It added that Annik was “a 4th-grade student at Wonderland Ave Elementary School, was recognized for her gentle yet strong demeanor.

“She was always the first to offer a kind word or a comforting hug. Her passions included basketball, swimming, and various forms of art.”

Both of Klepser and Oliver’s daughters shared a “deep bond, infectious laughter, and adventurous spirit” that will be “missed” by all of those who knew them, per the post.

Oliver and Klepser’s daughters, Madita and Annik, were just 12 and 10 when they were tragically killed in a plane crash. GoFundMe

The statement then noted that Oliver was a real estate agent and an actor in both the US and Europe, and said, “His loss will be deeply felt by all who knew him.”

The family asked that in lieu of flowers, people send donations to a GoFundMe that has been set up for the surviving relatives. The account’s profile says the money will “go a long way in support of Jessica and the extended family during this terribly difficult time.”

Amy Jordan, the owner of WundaBar, also noted in the post that this is an “extraordinarily difficult time” for Klepser and that she will spend time supporting her and her daughter, who was Annik’s “best friend.”

Klepser’s heartfelt statement was posted online by her employer. Instagram/@wundabarpilates

Officials confirmed this week the small plane carrying Oliver and his two girls from the island of Bequia to nearby St. Lucia “plummeted into the ocean.” The pilot and owner of the plane, Robert Sachs, also died.

For more Page Six you love …

Fishers and divers were reportedly called to the scene to attempt a rescue effort, but all four passengers were declared dead on the spot.

Klepser is having an “extraordinarily difficult time” with the loss of her spouse and daughters, her boss said. Getty Images

Prior to the accident, Oliver commemorated his time on “paradise” by sharing a photo of a sunset online.

“Let love rule,” the “Speed Racer” actor, 51, wrote over the image. “Wishing all of you the best for 2024!”

Aside from his wife and family, Oliver was also remembered by his former colleagues.

Oliver shared a photo from “paradise” prior to his death. Instagram / @christianoliverofficial
He was just 51 at his time of death. christianoliverofficial/Instagram

His “Forever Hold Your Peace” co-star Bai Ling wrote via Instagram, “He was so. nice, worked so hard and such a brave #actor and a beautiful gentle person, we played #lovers in this film, just so so so sad

“……. And his daughters were so so young ….. #rip dear Christian may your soul Rest In Peace , Sending love To your families 💖🙏💖”

Cinematographer Michael Su, who worked with the actor on “English Estate,” added on his profile, “Rest easy dear friend, dear brother…I will miss our talks on set..the camaraderie during those long hauls, and the quiet moments when we watched magic happen. You and your daughters are together in eternity…”