'Saved By The Bell' star Christian Oliver killed in plane crash with daughters

'Saved By The Bell' star Christian Oliver killed in plane crash with daughters

On Thursday, St. Vincent and the Grenadines police said that actor Christian Oliver, known for “Speed Racer” and “Saved by the Bell: The New Class,” was one of four Caribbean plane accident victims. He was 51.

The disaster west of Petit Nevis off Bequia killed Oliver's two children, 10-year-old Madita Klepser and 12-year-old Annik Klepser, police stated on Facebook. The pilot, Robert Sachs, perished.

Police said the jet left J.F. Mitchell Airport in Bequia's Paget Farm for St. Lucia, a renowned Caribbean tourist destination, at 12:11 p.m. local time.

Authorities said the plane crashed into the water just after takeoff. Police thanked Bequia fishermen and divers and the St. Vincent and Grenadines Coast Guard for retrieving the remains in a separate statement Friday.

Police are investigating the crash's cause, according to the Associated Press. Kingstown Mortuary will do “post-mortem examinations” on the four remains to determine their causes of death.

“The RSVGPF expresses condolences to all who are negatively affected by this tragic incident,” Thursday's statement added. “The RSVGPF will update the public as more information is gathered.”

Oliver, who had kids with wife and Pilates teacher Jessica Klepser, posted a beach sunset on Instagram for the New Year days before his death.

The author wrote, “Greetings from somewhere in paradise! “Here we go...2024! To community and love!”

IMDB says Oliver, born Christian Klepser in Germany, began his acting career in NBC's “Saved by the Bell: The New Class” as Brian Keller, a Swiss transfer student. He appeared in Prime Video's “Hunters,” CW's “The Outpost,” and Netflix's “Sense8.”

He appears in “Rattlesnakes,” “Animal Among Us,” “Valkyrie,” and “The Good German.” “Medal of Honor: Underground” and “Call of Duty: WWII” have enriched Oliver's acting career. Oliver was scheduled to star in “Forever Hold Your Peace” and “London Blue” before his demise.

Oliver produced and wrote in addition to performing. He produced the 2009 comedy “Ready or Not,” the 2018 horror-adventure “The Outer Wild,” and the 2020 miniseries “Abe.”

This story was first reported here.

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