American actor Christian Oliver and his two daughters have died in a plane crash in the Caribbean, police said.

American actor Christian Oliver and his two daughters died in a plane crash near a small private island in the eastern Caribbean, police in St. Vincent and the Grenadines said.

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — American actor Christian Oliver and his two daughters died in a plane crash near a small private island in the eastern Caribbean, police in St. Vincent and the Grenadines said.

The plane was en route to nearby St Lucia when it crashed on Thursday west of the island of Petit Nevis near Bequia, police said in a statement.

They identified their daughters as Madita Klepser, 10, and Annick Klepser, 12, and the pilot, Robert Sachs, was also dead.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known, police said.

While the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Coast Guard went to the area, local fishermen and divers went to the scene to help, officials said.

“The selfless and brave actions of the fishermen and divers are highly commendable,” the police said.

The German-born actor, 51, had dozens of film and television roles, including the 2008 film “Speed ​​Racer” and George Clooney and Steven Soderbergh's 2006 World War II film “The Good German.” Cate Blanchett.

In season two of the 1990s series “Saved by the Bell: The New Class,” he played Brian Keller, a Swiss exchange student.

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