That 53 years old was hospitalized following the incident in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles on Friday (August 5) and was determined to have sustained a “severe anoxic brain injury.”
Their 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.
Tributes to Anne Heche
The actor’s death was announced on Instagram by her friend Nancy Davis, who posted a tribute along with a series of photos. She wrote: “Heaven has a new angel . My loving, kind, funny, lovely and beautiful friend @anneheche went to heaven. I will miss her terribly and cherish all the beautiful memories we shared.
“Anne was always the kindest, most thoughtful person who always brought out the best in me. She supported @racetoerasems in whatever way she could and always said yes when she knew she could use her time, talent and creative genius to help find a cure for MS. My heart is broken”.
Anne Heche temporarily maintained life support
Hours after the incident, a statement from her family said the actress was being kept temporarily alive.
“We would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery and to thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses who cared for Anne at Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital,” the statement said.
“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,” the statement said.
“It has long been her decision to donate her organs and she is being kept alive to see if any are viable.
The statement added: “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.”
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/national/uk-today/20629320.anne-heche-dies-following-horror-car-crash-la/?ref=rss Anne Heche dies in LA after horror car crash – see friend’s touching tribute