Actress, Anne Heche has died a week after she crashed her car into a Los Angeles home.
The news of her death was confirmed by her friend, Nancy Davis. She wrote on Instagram,
“Heaven has a new Angel. My loving, kind, fun, endearing and beautiful friend @anneheche went to heaven. I will miss her terribly and cherish all the beautiful memories we have shared.
“Anne was always the kindest, most thoughtful person who always brought out the best in me. She was so supportive with anything she could do to help @racetoerasems and would always say yes when she knew she could contribute something with her time, talent and creative genius to help find a cure for MS . My heart is broken.”
Glamsquad reported that Heche, 58, suffered a severe brain injury in the accident and has been on life support.
She was hospitalized at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital north of Los Angeles on 5th August.
On 11th August, her family confirmed she was brain dead and was only being kept alive on life support so that doctors could harvest her organs for donation.
The actress suffered extreme smoke inhalation from the fire.
She is survived by her two sons – 20-year-old Homer Laffoon whom she shares with her ex-husband, Coleman “Coley” Laffoon, and 13-year-old son Atlas Heche Tupper whom she shares with actor, James Tupper.
In a statement shared with People, Homer expressed sadness over his mother’s death. He said,
“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.”
Heche’s ex, Ellen DeGeneres, took to Twitter to express her sadness following the news she was not expected to survive.