Christian Oliver, along with his two young daughters and the pilot, tragically lost their lives when the small plane they were on crashed into the Caribbean Sea. Officials reported the incident on Friday.
The statement released by the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force announced that Oliver, age 51, known as Christian Klesper, was accompanied by his daughters Madita, age 10, and Annik, age 12, on a small plane. The pilot, Robert Sachs, who is a resident of the area and the owner of the plane, was also identified as an American by the U.S. State Department.
Oliver’s representatives have also officially announced his passing, expressing their condolences to him, his two daughters, and his family through a statement given to CBS News.
As per officials, the individuals were then handed over to the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard members who had arrived at the location.
A medical professional has confirmed the death of all four individuals aboard the plane, according to authorities. The causes of death will be determined through post-mortem examinations.
The authorities in the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force have stated that the investigation into the plane crash is ongoing. According to CBS News, the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority is currently collecting information to aid in the investigation.
The State Department has stated that they are offering “appropriate consular support” to the families of those who were affected.
On New Year’s Day, Oliver, famous for directing the 2008 movie “Speed Racer” and hailing from Germany, shared that he and his loved ones are currently enjoying paradise.
According to his website, he also starred in the movies “The Good German” and “Valkyrie.”
Based on his iMDB profile, Oliver is set to star in two upcoming films. One of them, titled “London Blue,” has completed filming but has yet to announce a release date. The other movie, “Forever Hold Your Peace,” is still in the filming process. Director Nick Lyon shared on Instagram that filming for the movie had just wrapped up.
“We talked about producing a film together for years and finally did it,” Lyon wrote, adding this was the fifth project they had worked on together. “Thank you for being a great colleague, actor and friend.”