The authorities in the Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines stated on Thursday that a pilot, as well as Mr. Oliver’s two young daughters, perished in the collision.
Christian Oliver, an actor known for his roles in movies and television, along with his two kids and a pilot, perished on Thursday when their small plane crashed while they were flying to the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, according to the police.
The only occupants of the single-engine aircraft departing from Bequia, an island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, were Mr. Oliver, 51, who starred in the TV shows “The Good German,” “Speed Racer,” and “Saved by The Bell: The New Class,” and his daughters, based on a statement made public on Thursday by the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force. At lunchtime, the aircraft crashed into the sea.
The authorities have reported that in addition to Mr. Oliver and his children, Madita Klepser, 10, and Annik Klepser, 12, there was also a murder—that of the pilot, Robert Sachs. The deceased were discovered by fishermen and divers, who then turned them over to the Coast Guard of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, according to a police statement issued on Friday.
The authorities reported that immediately after taking off from J.F. Mitchell Airport in Bequia, the aircraft “experienced difficulties and plummeted into the ocean.” They claimed that no more details were available on the crash’s cause, which is being looked into.
According to an email sent on Friday by Caprice Crawford, Mr. Oliver’s representative in Berlin, the individual was born in Germany and held dual citizenship there and in the United States. According to her, he split his time between Los Angeles and his native country, going by Christian Oliver in his professional life rather than his full name, Christian Oliver Klepser.
George Clooney and Cate Blanchett starred in “The Good German,” a 2006 film that Mr. Oliver co-produced with Steven Soderbergh. His other endeavors included voice work in the films “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny” (2023) and “Valkyrie” (2008), both starring Tom Cruise.
About a week ago, he shared a picture from the set of his recently completed film, “Forever Hold Your Peace,” on social media.
Mr. Oliver shared his final snapshot, which he said was taken “from somewhere in paradise,” earlier this week.
Along with filmmaker Nick Lyon, Mr. Oliver was co-producing the story “Forever Hold Your Peace,” which is about marital fraud. In an interview on Friday, Mr. Lyon stated that Mr. Oliver had texted him on Thursday morning regarding his intention to work on a scene on Friday when he returned to the United States.