Actress Anne Heche Presumed dead, a week after a fiery car crash in California that authorities blamed on a combination of cocaine and fentanyl.
The 53-year-old has not been on life support after being in a coma since last Friday’s crash, with Daily mail announced that her heart would be preserved for organ donation.
She suffered severe trauma that resulted in brain death.
Heart towards organ donation after being deprived of life support
The LAPD was investigating possible DUI allegations prior to her death, after she crashed her car into Lynne Mishele’s home, leaving the woman with serious but unidentified injuries.
Sad to hear what Anne Heche did yesterday. Very devastating for the owner and tenant of the house she destroyed and for herself, with serious injuries & burns. She could face a large DUI fee and more. Anne destroyed her whole world yesterday, while drunk driving. pic.twitter.com/PJhK0QjGyj
– Bookmark Clements (@iMarkClements) August 6, 2022
Heche was taken to the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital north of Los Angeles, where she remained until her death on Friday.
“Today we have lost a bright light, a kindest and most joyful soul, a loving mother and a faithful friend.
Anne will be greatly missed but she lives off her beautiful sons, iconic work body and passionate advocacy,” her family said in a statement. “
Her courage to stand up for her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact. “
The actress left behind her two sons after dying from a fire disaster
She left behind two sons, 20-year-old Homer Laffoon, whom she had with ex-husband Coleman “Coley” Laffoon, and 13-year-old Atlas, who was born into a relationship with James Tupper.
In a 2017 interview with Access Hollywood at the premiere of her film “Last Words,” Heche said that in the event of her death, she hopes to leave a positive impact on her sons.
“Oh… Oh my god…” Heche said while making a prayer gesture. “Hopefully I’ve made my children happy … given them a life they love.”
Ellen DeGeneres, who dated Heche from 1997 to 2000, told the Daily Mail prior to her death that “we don’t communicate, so I wouldn’t know.”
However, she added “I don’t want anyone to get hurt.”
“This is a sad day. I am sending Anne’s children, family and friends all my love,” DeGeneres later tweeted.
Terrifying video, images showing the moment right before, after the fatal car accident
Heche’s rep had previously told the press that she was in “extremely critical condition” and had suffered “severe trauma requiring mechanical ventilation and burns requiring surgical intervention”, referring to the ventilator. life support that Heche used.
The horrifying video shows the actress as she launches her Mini Cooper into a busy road seconds before the crash.
Photos of the fiery aftermath have since gone viral online.