Hollywood Actor Christian Klepser Along with Daughters Died in Plane Crash
A tragic incident unfolded on Thursday as a small plane crashed shortly after takeoff from a Caribbean island, claiming the lives of a Hollywood actor and his two daughters, along with the pilot. The crash occurred off Bequia, part of the southern Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
The single-engine aircraft, departing from J.F. Mitchell Airport en route to St. Lucia, encountered difficulties moments after takeoff, plunging into the ocean, as reported by the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force.
The victims identified include the Hollywood actor, Christian Klepser, known professionally as Oliver, and his two daughters, 10-year-old Madita Klepser and 12-year-old Annik Klepser. The pilot, Robert Sachs, also lost his life in the tragic incident.
Authorities expressed gratitude for the collaborative efforts of local fishermen, divers, and the St. Vincent and Grenadines Coast Guard in retrieving the bodies from the crash site west of Petit Nevis near Bequia.
The cause of the crash remains unclear, prompting a police investigation. The bodies have been transported to Kingstown Mortuary for post-mortem examinations to determine the exact causes of death.
Oliver, originally Christian Klepser from Germany, made a notable mark in the entertainment industry. His acting career commenced with the role of Brian Keller in NBC’s “Saved by the Bell: The New Class.” He further starred in various television series, including Prime Video’s “Hunters,” CW’s “The Outpost,” and Netflix’s “Sense8.”
His filmography includes “Rattlesnakes,” “Animal Among Us,” “Valkyrie,” and “The Good German.” Oliver also contributed to video games such as “Medal of Honor: Underground” and “Call of Duty: WWII.” Before his untimely death, he was set to feature in the film “Forever Hold Your Peace” and the video short “London Blue.”
Beyond his acting prowess, Oliver was a versatile contributor to the industry, serving as a producer and writer. His credits include the 2009 comedy “Ready or Not,” the 2018 horror-adventure “The Outer Wild,” and the 2020 miniseries “Abe,” showcasing the breadth of his creative talents.