Actress Anne Heche Dead a week after car accident
Actress Anne Heche, whose career spanned more than three decades and featured roles in more than 40 films and television shows, passed away on August 12. She was 53 years old.
An actor’s representative told E! News, “Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend,” The statement was made on Heche is behalf. “Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”
Despite the fact that Heche is technically dead under California law, her family’s representative told that she is currently on life support so that the OneLegacy Foundation can find suitable organ candidates.
The news of Heche’s death comes exactly one week after the car accident that she was involved in on August 5. The star of “Donnie Brasco” was driving her Mini Cooper when it crashed into a house in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles. Fire officials in Los Angeles say the car was going so fast that it “burst into flames and came to rest 30 feet inside the two-story home.”
Heche received lifesaving care at the spot and was rushed to the hospital. In a statement on August 8th, her representative said the actress had gone into a coma and “regain consciousness since shortly after the accident.”
Heche’s storied career kicked off in 1987 when she was cast as twin sisters Vicky and Marley on the serial opera Another World. In 1991, Heche won a Daytime Emmy for her work in the genre.
After her victory, she was cast in prominent roles in films like the 1998 version of Psycho and the acclaimed drama If These Walls Could Talk.