#Showbiz: Hollywood actor Christian Oliver, 2 daughters die in plane crash

KUALA LUMPUR: Hollywood actor Christian Oliver and his two daughters died in a plane crash near a tiny private island in the eastern Caribbean.

According to AP, the unfortunate news was announced by the police in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

The crash occurred Thursday just west of Petit Nevis island near Bequia as the plane headed for nearby St. Lucia, police said in a statement.

They identified the daughters as Madita Klepser, 10, and Annik Klepser, 12, adding that the American pilot, Robert Sachs, also died.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the crash, according to police.

Authorities said fishermen and divers in the area went to the crash site to help as the St. Vincent and Grenadines Coast Guard headed to the area.

The 51-year-old actor born in Germany had dozens of credits for film and television roles. They include the 2008 film Speed Racer and The Good German, a 2006 World War II film by Steven Soderbergh that starred George Clooney and Cate Blanchett.

He appeared throughout season two of the 1990s series Saved By The Bell: The New Class, playing a Swiss transfer student named Brian Keller, as well as the sci-fi drama series Sense8.

Oliver, whose real name was Christian Klepser, also appeared in films such as Valkyrie and The Three Musketeers.

He is known for the popular German action series, Alarm For Cobra 11.

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