The message continued, “Madita, a vibrant 7th-grade student at Louis Armstrong Middle School, was known for her lively spirit and excelled in academics, dance, singing, and performances. Annik, a 4th-grade student at Wonderland Ave Elementary School, was recognized for her gentle yet strong demeanor. She was always the first to offer a kind word or a comforting hug. Her passions included basketball, swimming, and various forms of art. The deep bond, infectious laughter, and adventurous spirit shared by Madita and Annik will be profoundly missed in their communities.”
Three days before the plane crash near the island of Petit Nevis, which also killed the aircraft’s pilot and owner Robert Sachs, the actor shared a hopeful message for the new year on his Instagram. “Greetings from somewhere in paradise!” he wrote. “To community and love …2024 her we come !”
Jessica’s husband and kids are also survived by the children’s grandparents, several aunts, uncles, and cousins in Christian’s native Germany.
“His loss will be deeply felt by all who knew him,” Jessica’s Instagram post said about the actor. “Please honor the family’s request for privacy at this difficult time.”