Actress Anne Heche died a week after the accident, doctors disconnected her from the devices

American actress Anne Heche caused an accident last week in Los Angeles, California, in which she miraculously did not kill a pedestrian and then the occupants of the house she crashed into. After the accident, the car caught fire and the former Hollywood star, who shone for example alongside Harrison Ford in the film Six Days, Seven Nights, got stuck wedged in the car. She suffered severe burns.

During the six days that passed since the accident, she did not wake up from the coma.

According to the Americans, her injuries were media fatal. The 53-year-old Heche suffered brain death, and subsequently the doctors disconnected her from the devices and pronounced her dead.

Her friend Nancy Davis reported on the actress’s death on Instagram. “Heaven has a new angel. My loving, kind, funny, cute and beautiful friend Anne Heche has gone to heaven. I will miss her terribly and cherish all the wonderful memories we shared together,” Davis said in a memorial post.

The news about the actress’s death followed by the newspaper The Guardian her family confirmed.

Severe brain injury

Anne Heche’s family announced earlier on Friday that the actress is being kept alive by machines and is not expected to survive.

“She is still in a coma and has suffered a severe anoxic brain injury. She is not expected to survive,” said a statement released by the actress’ media representative. Anoxic injury means that the brain has been deprived of oxygen for too long.

“We want to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers for Anna’s recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses,” added a representative on behalf of the Heche family. “She decided to donate her organs a long time ago and is being kept on machines to see if any of them are viable,” he told the site People.

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Sam Rockwell, Anne Heche and Robin Bissell at the New York premiere of The Best Of Enemies on April 4, 2019.

“Anne had a huge heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit. More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her mission in life. She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and will be sorely missed,” her representative said on behalf of the family.

Although initial reports after the accident said she was communicating with bystanders after the accident, after being transported to the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital, it was clear that Heche was in critical condition.

“She has a serious lung injury requiring ventilation and burns that require surgery,” the actress’ rep told People on Aug. 8.

As news of the accident broke, many fans took to social media to support Hech. Actor James Tupper, Heche’s partner, with whom she split in January 2018 after more than ten years, also expressed support. “Thoughts and prayers for this beautiful woman, actress and mother tonight Anne Heche,” he wrote on Instagram.

Blood tests revealed the presence of drugs in her body

Immediately after the accident, in which, according to the police, the actress’s car flew nine meters into the interior of the two-story house, a police investigation began.

On Friday, investigators announced that preliminary blood tests revealed the presence of drugs in Anne Heche’s system. However, it is necessary to carry out further tests in order to rule out that it is the substances that were administered to her in the hospital. Such a substance could be, for example, fentanyl, which, according to the People website, she had in her body. Some American average however, he also writes about cocaine.

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The Los Angeles Police Department told the agency APthat the incident is being investigated as a crime of causing a traffic accident under the influence of drugs.

The original investigation was related to the offense of driving under the influence of alcohol, but due to the results of the blood sample, the authorities reclassified the case to a criminal offense, he told pro CNN Jeff Lee of the Los Angeles Police Department.

According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the vehicle “burst into a massive fire” after crashing into a two-story home, leaving the property “uninhabitable.” A woman who was inside the house at the time of the accident suffered minor injuries.

According to eyewitnesses, the actress first crashed into the garage of a nearby apartment complex and then fled the scene of the accident. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Western Traffic Division have previously confirmed that she also hit another vehicle. According to the video from social media, it is clear that Heche was driving very irresponsibly.

Nickname of Donnie Brasco or Wiggle the Dog

Anne Heche came to the attention of the audience mainly by portraying twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love in the soap opera Another World. It was her first role, yet she won an Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series.

The fifty-three-year-old mother of two shone most brightly in the 1990s. She was seen in the adventure Volcano alongside Tommy Lee Jones, or in the aforementioned romantic comedy with Harrison Ford.

In addition, she starred, for example, in the films Donnie Brasco’s Codename, Shake the Dog or in the remake of the horror film Psycho from 1998. In 2001, she appeared in 7 episodes of the popular series Ally McBeal. She was also the star of the ABC series Men in Trees.

Then also in media he heavily inflected her love life.

Although she appeared alongside men until then, in 1997 she started living with the famous presenter Ellen DeGeneres. Heche didn’t need to explain. She said yes – all her other love affairs were with men, but she herself does not identify her sexual orientation in any way.

They broke up in August 2000, when the actress had a mental breakdown.

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With then-partner Ellen DeGeneres (left) at the 1999 Academy Awards.

She later married cameraman Coley Laffoon, with whom she now has a 20-year-old son, Homer. But she broke up with him in 2007 and divorced two years later. Former friend Thomas Jane called Heche “one of the true talents of his generation”.

In June, the actress finished filming the series Girl in Room 13, which should premiere this fall. She also starred in the upcoming horror thriller Full Ride, had a recurring role on OWN’s All Rise, and will appear on HBO’s Idol.

She recently starred in director Peter Facinelli’s psychological thriller The Vanished for Netflix, and fans can also hear her on the Better Together with Anne & Heather podcast.

Drugs and mental problems

American media often described the actress’ mental state as “fragile”. Especially, as indicated, after the public mental breakdown of the summer of 2000.

It happened on August 19, 2000, when Heche she was aiming in his car from Los Angeles to Cantua Creek. But along the way she inexplicably stopped, parked the car and walked about two and a half kilometers before reaching the ranch. The owner of the house, Araceli Campiz, who had seen Heche in the film, recognized her and let her in. Heche asked if she could take a shower. Then she came into the living room and asked about the slippers and suggested they watch a movie. After half an hour, Campizová contacted the police.

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Anne Heche pictured in 2018.

Té Heche later said that she was “God and that she would take everyone to heaven in a spaceship”.

She was then taken by ambulance to University Medical Center in Fresno and admitted to the psychiatric ward, where she was released within hours.

When the actress later talked about it, she admitted that she was under the influence of ecstasy. And she also said she was “crazy” for the first 31 years of her life as a result of being sexually abused by her father. According to them, he abused her from a very young age.

In the years that followed, she seemed to conquer her demons. However, the demons were apparently stronger in the end.

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