The Reason for Anne Heche is Death Has Been Confirmed
Records from the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner indicate that the Six Days, Seven Nights star died on from inhalation and thermal injuries following a car crash. A sternal fracture from blunt trauma was cited by the coroner’s office as one of the “significant conditions” that ultimately led to her death.
Her death was considered an accident, and the official date of death is shown as August 11.
According to report on August 12, a family representative verified that Heche had been declared legally dead but that her heart will be kept pumping through life support in compliance with California law so that the OneLegacy Foundation could locate suitable organ transplants.
After organ donors were found, Heche was “peacefully taken off life support” two days later, according to her spokeswoman.
After crashing her Mini Cooper into a house in Los Angeles’ Mar Vista area over a week ago, Heche has tragically passed away. The Los Angeles Fire Department reports that the vehicle was going so fast before the crash that it “burst into flames and came to rest 30 feet inside the two-story home.”
The actress received emergency care at the scene and was then taken to the hospital. Later, a representative for Heche that the actress had gone into a coma and “regain consciousness since shortly after the accident.”
Her 20-year-old son, Homer Laffoon, whom she had with ex-husband Coley Laffoon, told that he has been “left with a deep, wordless sadness.” after her death.
“Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom,” he continued. “I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time.”