Anne Heche declared ‘legally dead’ a week after car crash incident

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Veteran actress Anne Heche who is known for playing iconic characters like Vicky Hudson in the popular 90s show Another World died on Friday. A week ago, Heche had reportedly struck a house in Los Angeles with her car, because of which she critically injured herself and destroyed the house as well. The late star’s family has now released a statement about her death on Friday.

The family statement

As published by the People, the statement read, “Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend. 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.”

Anne Heche’s elder son Homer informed People, “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. Hopefully, my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom. Over those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans made their hearts known to me. 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. Rest In Peace Mom, I love you.”

Hospital statement

Anne Heche, who was 53, had been comatose with a severe brain injury in the hospital since the fatal collision that happened on August 5, 2022. According to reports, she has lost all brain function and is ‘legally dead’ under Californian law. However, her heart is still beating, and her body is kept under life support while the concerned individuals search for organ donations.

The incident

It was revealed by TMZ earlier that actress Anne Heche was rescued from a burning car and rushed to a hospital in an ambulance. She was said to have been critically injured in a car crash that happened in LA. According to ET’s report, the 53-year-old star’s car collided with a residence. However, the public information officer earlier allegedly refused to identify the driver, the car, or the hospital where the driver got admitted.

As revealed by the LAPD, the vehicle was said to have caught fire, and the driver had to be immediately transferred to a medical facility. Reports also stated that it was the Los Angeles Fire Department that revealed the vehicle which got stuck and came to a halt in a two-storey house, thereby causing structural damage. Moreover, the said vehicle was said to have erupted in flames ahead of the fire department’s arrival. LAPD has further disclosed that a total number of 59 firefighters worked in the incident area for around 65 minutes to confine and extinguish the fire flames completely.