American actor identified as passenger in Bequia plane crash
Regional / World
January 5, 2024
American actor identified as passenger in Bequia plane crash

One of the passengers who perished in a tragic plane crash in Bequia on Thursday, January 4 has been identified as the American actor, Christian Klepser, 51, who went by the stage name Christian Oliver.

The US actor died tragically alongside his two daughters, Madita, 10, and Annie, 12, as the plane, piloted by Bequia resident, Robert Sachs, nose dived and crashed into the waters off the island of Petite Nevis around 12 noon.

During his career, Klepser appeared in major movies such as Speed Racer and Valkyrie and recently had a part in the latest installment of the Indiana Jones franchise.

Among his first roles in the US was a long-standing stint on Saved by the Bell: The New Class in 1995.

He also appeared as a character in the hit video game Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond.

On January 1, 2024 Oliver posted to his Instagram account a photo from the Grenadine island with a caption, “Let love rule. Wishing all of you the best for 2024”.

The bodies of Oliver, his daughters and the pilot were retrieved from the waters by fishermen and divers  from the Paget Farm community shortly after the crash. They were then later transported to the Kingstown Port by the SVG Coast Guard.


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