The spouse of Christian Oliver, an actor, has released a statement following the event.
There was a small plane accident in the Caribbean on Thursday.
Oliver, who was 51 years old, and his two daughters Madita, aged 12, and Annik, aged 10, were on a 65-mile flight from Petit Nevis to St. Lucia. They were traveling on a small plane owned and flown by pilot Robert Sachs, according to the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force. Tragically, just one mile off the coast of Petit Nevis, the plane crashed into the ocean, resulting in the death of all four individuals, as reported by the police force. Prior to the accident, Oliver had shared on Instagram that he was celebrating the New Year with his family in paradise.
Jessica Klepser, Oliver’s spouse, along with other relatives, expressed their profound sorrow. Oliver, who goes by the stage name Oliver, was born Christian Klesper. The statement was issued by WundaBar, the Pilates studio chain where Klepser works as a regional manager.
Klepser described Madita as a “vibrant 7th-grade student … known for her lively spirit and excelled in academics, dance, singing and performances.” Her younger sister, Annik, was a “4th-grade student … recognized for her gentle yet strong demeanor” who was “always the first to offer a kind word or comforting hug” and loved basketball, swimming and art.
“The communities will deeply miss the strong connection, contagious joy, and daring personality that Madita and Annik shared,” the statement said.
The statement reported that Annik and Madita’s mother, grandmother, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins in Germany, where Oliver is originally from, are still alive. In addition, Oliver’s wife, parents, and sister in Germany are also alive.
“The news of his passing has left a profound impact on everyone who had the privilege of knowing him,” the statement said.
A crowdfunding campaign has been established to provide financial assistance for the family’s expenses, such as transportation of remains, funeral and memorial services, legal fees, and additional support. The initial goal of $100,000 has already been exceeded.