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Actress Anne Heche was “peacefully off life support” nine days after the car crash.

Hollywood actress Anne Heche was “peacefully taken off life support” nine days after suffering “severe anoxic brain injury” in a car accident.

The 53-year-old star’s rep confirmed her death to the PA news agency on Sunday night.

Heche has been in the hospital since being seriously injured in the crash in the Mar Vista area of ​​Los Angeles on Aug. 5.

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The actress, who rose to fame in the late ’90s, suffered burns and a brain injury when her car crashed into a house.

Heche had been ruled “legally dead under California law” after the crash but remained on life support in case her organs could be donated.

The evaluation lasted nine days.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) announced earlier Sunday that it had completed its investigation into Heche’s fatal car accident.

“As of today, no further investigative efforts are being made in this case,” police said in a statement.

“Any information or records requested prior to this turn of events will continue to be collected for the sake of formality and will be included in the overall case. If a person suspected of a crime expires, we do not present them for examination.”

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The department previously confirmed to the PA news agency that the accident was being investigated as a traffic accident while under the influence (DUI) after preliminary blood tests revealed the presence of drugs in Heche’s system.

However, additional testing was required to rule out hospital-administered substances.

Heche’s family previously told the PA in a statement that she was “not expected to survive” her injuries and that she was being placed on temporary life support – presumably while the organ donation evaluation took place.

The statement added, “We would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery, and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses who took care of Anne at Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital.

“Unfortunately, as a result of her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and is in a critically comatose state. She is not expected to survive.

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FILE – Actress Anne Heche poses for a portrait to promote the film ‘The Last Word’ during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah January 23, 2017 ‘Another World’ set in the late 1980s before its end became one of the hottest stars in Hollywood in the 1990s, died on Sunday August 14, 2022, nine days after being injured in a burning car accident. She was 53. (Photo by Taylor Jewell/Invision/AP, File)

“It has long been her decision to donate her organs and she is being kept alive to see if any are viable.

“Anne had a big heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit.

“More than her extraordinary talent, she saw it as her life’s work to spread kindness and joy – especially to move the needle, to accept who you love.

“She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and will be greatly missed for her light.”

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FILE – Anne Heche, left, and Harrison Ford embrace at the premiere of their film ‘ Six Days, Seven Nights’ on June 8, 1998 in the Westwood section of Los Angeles. Heche, who first rose to fame on the NBC soap opera Another World in the late 1980s before becoming one of Hollywood’s hottest stars in the late 1990s, died on Sunday, August 14, 2022, nine days after she was injured in a burning car accident. She was 53. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, file)

Pictures and video footage obtained by US media agency TMZ after the incident showed Heche at the wheel of a blue Mini Cooper, which was later pictured badly damaged at the scene.

The vehicle struck a two-story house and “erupted in a severe fire,” according to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).

It took 59 firefighters 65 minutes to reach, contain and completely extinguish the flames inside the badly damaged structure, according to an LAFD report.

Heche suffered a “substantial lung injury requiring mechanical ventilation” and “burns requiring surgical intervention.”

The actress earned recognition as twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on the US soap opera Another World from 1985 to 1991, which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award.

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She rose to fame in the late 1990s with roles in the crime drama Donnie Brasco opposite Johnny Depp and Al Pacino, the slasher film I Know What You Did Last Summer, and the action comedy film Six Days, Seven Nights.

She also starred in the 1998 remake of Psycho.

She is the former partner of US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres – the couple began dating in 1997 before splitting in 2000.

Heche later suggested that her public relationship led to her being professionally blacklisted and described herself as “patient zero in the dropout culture.”

In addition to film roles, Heche has appeared in several US television series, including Men In Trees, Save Me, and the military drama television series The Brave.

More recently, she competed in season 29 of Dancing With The Stars – the US version of Strictly Come Dancing – in 2020, but was eliminated in the third round.

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