American actor Anne Heche The spokesperson said she would be cut off from life support on Sunday, nine days after being severely injured in a fiery car crash, as a compatible person was found to receive her donated organs. yes, a spokesman said.
Spokeswoman Holly Baird said Heche, 53, had been legally dead since Friday, although still having a heartbeat, and was on life support to preserve her organs so they could be donated. donate.
Heche’s Mini Cooper got out of control, crashed into a house and caught fire on August 5.
Heche, who has starred in the films “Donnie Brasco”, “Wag The Dog” and “I Know What You Did Last Summer”, has struggled for decades with failure from a difficult childhood. and was part of a groundbreaking same-sex couple in the 1990s.
A 1991 Daytime Emmy Award winner for her portrayal of identical twin sisters on the NBC soap opera “Another World,” Heche starred in the 1998 adventure comedy “Six Days Seven Nights” opposite Harrison. Ford and co-starred with Demi Moore and Cher in the HBO TV series “If These Walls Could Talk”.
She became one half of Hollywood’s most famous gay couple at the time when she dated comedian and actress Ellen DeGeneres. According to the studio’s wishes, Heche made a public appearance at the red carpet premiere of the 1997 disaster film “Volcano”, taking DeGeneres as a date.
The couple were together for more than three years before Heche ended the relationship.
In an interview with entertainment website Page Six in October 2021, Heche said she was “blacklisted” by Hollywood because of her relationship with DeGeneres. “I haven’t photographed a studio in 10 years. I was fired from a $10 million photography contract and did not see the light of day in a studio painting.”
In 2001, she married Coleman Laffoon, a cinematographer. After the couple divorced, Heche began a long-term relationship with actor James Tupper, which ended in 2018.
Actress Anne Heche was seriously injured in a fiery crash in Los Angeles
Anne Celeste Heche was born in Aurora, Ohio on May 25, 1969 and is the youngest of five children. At the age of 13, she was shocked by her father’s death from AIDS and revealed that he had had secret same-sex relationships.
Heche told CNN’s Larry King in 2001: “He was in total denial until the day he died.
Her brother Nathan died three months after their father was in a car crash.
Heche said her father raped her as a child, leaving her with mental health problems for decades afterward, including frequently imagining that she was from another planet.
“I’m not crazy,” Heche told ABC News in 2001 when the book “Call Me Crazy: A Memoir” was released.
“But it was a crazy life. I was raised in a crazy family and it took 31 years to get that madness out of me.”
Heche’s mother Nancy denied her daughter’s claims she knew about the sexual abuse, calling it “lies and blasphemy” and sister Abigail said she believed “the memories the notion of our father is not real.” She said that Anne Heche had doubted herself about her own memories of that time.
Later in his career, Heche acted as a senior member of the Defense Intelligence Agency on the NBC television series “The Brave” and appeared on the competition show “Dancing With The Stars” at the end. 2020.
The first time Ellen DeGeneres reacted to Anne Heche’s hospitalization after a car accident
Heche is survived by her two sons, Atlas and Homer.
(Reporting by Lisa Richwine; Additional reporting by Daniel Trotta and Alistair Bell; editing by Diane Craft)