German-born Hollywood actor Christian Oliver was killed today along with his two young daughters in an accident when the small plane they were traveling on crashed into the Caribbean Seai, a few moments after takeoff. Oliver, who appeared on the big screen alongside George Clooney in “The Good German” and in the 2008 action comedy “Speed Racer,” was aboard a privately owned single-engine plane, local police in St. Vincent said. and Grenadines in a statement. Fishermen, divers and coast guard immediately rushed to the scene and recovered the four bodies of the people who were on the aircraft. Oliver, 51, died along with his daughters Madita, 10, and Annik, 12, and pilot Robert Sachs. The plane was traveling from Bequia, a small island in the Grenadines, to St. Lucia, shortly after noon.
The family appeared to be on holiday, with Oliver posting an image of a tropical beach on Instagram days earlier and the caption: “Greetings from somewhere in paradise! To community and love… 2024 here we come!». Oliver, born Christian Klepser, has over 60 film and television credits to his name, including a minor part in Tom Cruise’s Valkyrie. His early career roles included the TV series “Saved by the Bell: The New Class” and the film “The Baby-Sitters Club.” In his native Germany, Oliver starred in the popular crime show «Cobra 11» for two seasons.