Christian Oliver -- the star of such films like "Speed Racer" and "Valkyrie" -- died along with his two young kids after their plane crashed into the sea near a Caribbean island.
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The Hollywood actor and his daughters, Madita, 12, and Annik, 10, were the only passengers flying aboard a small single-engine jet Thursday as they headed to St. Lucia after taking off from J.F. Mitchell Airport on the Grenadine island of Bequia.
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard launched a rescue effort assisted by fishermen and divers in the immediate area, but their efforts were futile. In the end, they recovered four bodies from the wreckage, identifying them as Oliver and his daughters as well as the pilot, Robert Sachs.
As for Oliver's career, he was a longtime actor who landed roles in several major films, rubbing elbows with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, including George Clooney, Tobey Maguire and Cate Blanchett.