Anne Heche Lifeless at 53

Anne Heche, identified for films like “Six Days Seven Nights” and HBO sequence “Hung,” has died at age 53 following a deadly automotive crash in Los Angeles on Aug. 5, People has confirmed. Whereas a rep for Heche didn’t instantly reply to’s request for remark, Folks shared an announcement from Heche’s rep on behalf of her household and mates that reads: “In the present day we misplaced a shiny gentle, a form and most joyful soul, a loving mom, and a loyal pal. Anne shall be deeply missed however she lives on by means of her stunning sons, her iconic physique of labor, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for all the time standing in her fact, spreading her message of affection and acceptance, will proceed to have an enduring impression.”

A rep for Heche’s household additionally confirmed to the outlet that whereas the actor is legally lifeless in accordance with California regulation, “her coronary heart remains to be beating and she or he has not been taken off life assist as a way to permit OneLegacy Basis sufficient time to seek out recipients who shall be a match.”

Heche suffered a extreme anoxic mind harm within the accident, her rep had beforehand informed People, and was in a coma main as much as her demise. On Aug. 11, Heche’s rep mentioned that the actor was not anticipated to outlive and was being saved on life assist to find out her eligibility for organ donation.

Heche crashed her automotive right into a residential house in Los Angeles’ Mar Vista neighborhood on Aug. 5. Her automotive caught fireplace, the LAPD confirmed in a press launch. In an Aug. 11 assertion, the LAPD mentioned {that a} blood pattern collected from Heche remains to be pending closing toxicology outcomes and extra proof within the investigation into the crash. A spokesperson for the LAPD informed the Los Angeles Times that an preliminary blood check confirmed the presence of narcotics, however may nonetheless be invalidated following a second check.

The actor had been outspoken beforehand about her private struggles, and launched a memoir in 2001 titled “Name Me Loopy,” getting candid a couple of tumultuous childhood crammed with abuse that created long-lasting psychological trauma. Whereas selling the e-book on the time, Heche mentioned throughout a “Larry King Live” look that she wished to inform her psychological well being story “and get to a spot the place I may transfer on from the darkness in my life and discover gentle and pleasure and peace and steadiness within the now.”

Heche started her profession on the cleaning soap “One other World,” later occurring to look in initiatives like 1997’s “I Know What You Did Final Summer season” and “Wag the Canine.’ She led 2006-2008 sequence “Males in Bushes,” and appeared alongside Thomas Jane in “Hung.” Heche competed on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2020, and has a task in upcoming Sam Levinson HBO drama “The Idol.”

The actor, who was famously in a relationship with Ellen DeGeneres from 1997-2000, was married to Coleman Laffoon, a cameraman, from 2001 to 2007, and the pair share one son. She dated “Males in Bushes” costar James Tupper till 2018, and the pair share one son.

Picture Supply: Getty / Jesse Grant

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