Who was Vanessa Angel? Indonesian megastar dies in car accident with husband
Fans of Indonesian actress Vanessa Angel were shocked to hear the tragic news of her death after the celebrity was involved in a vehicular accident on Thursday, November 4.
The Jakarta-based star was with her husband, Bibi Ardiansyah, who also died, and her son Gala Sky Ardiansyah, who somehow survived the tragedy on the Jombang Toll Road, East Java. There were two other passengers in the vehicle who were rushed to the hospital to be treated for injuries.
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"The temporary information we received was that they died. It looks like husband and wife," said head of Public Relations of the East Java Police, Kombes Gatot Repli Handoko, confirming that there was a male and a female victim who appeared to be husband and wife. Authorities were still confirming the identity of the deceased at the time of writing.
Handoko said he's still waiting for detailed information. "I'm still waiting rather than being wrong later. The point is to justify that there was an accident in the Nganjuk area," he explained.
13.37: Info awal #kecelakaan di Tol Nganjuk arah Surabaya KM 672. Kecelakaan tunggal mobil Pajero warna putih, posisi di lajur kiri. Ari pendengar SS melaporkan, ada penumpang mobil yang posisinya terpental keluar. pic.twitter.com/OF4waPglNM— Radio Suara Surabaya (@e100ss) November 4, 2021
Who was Vanessa Angel?
Vanessa Angel, real name Vanessa Ardiansyah, is famous in Indonesia for her body of work and celebrity status in the Indonesian film industry. She often shared her day-to-day activities on Instagram, where she went by the handle @vanessaangelofficial and boasts more than 3.2 million followers. On Thursday morning, Vanessa took to Instagram Stories and asked her followers to guess where she was going. She was seen in the doomed car as she recorded the side of the toll road. In the next post, she revealed that she was sitting in the middle seat with her child and an unidentified passenger.
Authorities said drowsiness is suspected to be the cause of the accident that killed Vanessa and her husband at 12:36 WIB.
Meanwhile, Handoko also confirmed there were a total of five people in the white Mitsubishi Pajero on the Nganjuk toll road from Jakarta to Surabaya, East Java. "Initial information is that it is true that there has been a single accident on the Jakarta Toll Road towards SBY (Nganjuk Toll Road) at 12:36 WIB at KM 672+400A," he said. "White Pajero Sport vehicle number B1284 BJU with five passengers," he revealed.
The officer explained that two out of five passengers in the car had died. Three others were injured and rushed to the hospital. "The MD passenger (died) on behalf of Febri Andiansyah with the address Jln Diamond 1/71 Srengseng, West Jakarta, Vanessa Adzania [Vanessa Angel]," he said. "Currently in the evacuation process. Three people were taken to Kertosono Nganjuk Hospital. Two MDs were taken to Bhayangkara Hospital Surabaya," he added.
Social media was inundated with fans of Vanessa and Bibi extending condolences to their loved ones.
"Rest in peace, Vanessa Angel. You were.. are.. will always be one of our FTV queens," one tweeted.
"These got me goosebumps.. deep condolences for Vanessa Angel and Bibi, rest in love," a comment read.
"I literally am in shock...Sendin' my deepest condolences to Vanessa angel and her husband and their fams too. may they rest in peace," another added.
Rest in peace, Vanessa Angel. You were.. are.. will always be one of our FTV queens. pic.twitter.com/JK2n05naWo— 𝙲𝚑𝚒𝚌𝚊𝚗𝚎𝚛𝚘𝚘 (@isThereForYou) November 4, 2021
these got me goosebumps.. deep condolences for vanessa angel and bibi🥺💔 rest in love🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/pKhLaUUWEI— fallo. (@btsoutsold) November 4, 2021
I literally got shock 😫— Ayu Geraldine (@Ayuprsiska) November 4, 2021
Sendin' my deepest condolences for kak vanessa angel and her husband and their fams too.
may they rest in peace🖤