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"Christian Oliver
The late German actor, writer and producer and his two daughters died in a plane crash near a Caribbean island.
Christian Oliver was tragically killed in a plane crash over the Caribbean at the start of 2024. He was accompanied by his two young daughters, who also died along with the pilot.
As some actors choose to adapt a stage name, and Christian’s real last name was Klepser. He was 51 years old at the time of his death.
The late actor was born in Germany, per his IMDb profile, and appeared in countless TV roles in his home country and in the U.S. After moving to America, Christian initially worked as a model but started taking acting lessons in New York and Los Angeles eventually.
Per his IMDb page, Christian produced several projects, including 2021’s Wrong Turn. He also worked under additional crew for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, being credited for “additional voices.” In 2009, Christian starred in and co-wrote the comedy Ready or Not.
Christian’s two daughters’ names were Madita and Annik Klepser. Madita was 10 and Annik was 12 when they both died in the plane crash with their father.
Among Christian’s first notable acting credits in the U.S. was his role as Brian Keller in Saved by the Bell: The New Class in the late 1990s.
Throughout the early 2000s, Christian was cast in several box office-breaking films alongside huge names in Hollywood, including Valkyrie with Tom Cruise and The Good German with Cate Blanchett.