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Actress Anne Heche dies after being pulled off life support one week after car crash

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American actress Anne Heche has died a week after crashing her car into a Los Angeles home. 

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She has been on life support since she suffered severe brain injury in the accident, but it was switched off today, August 12.

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The news of her death was confirmed by her friend Nancy Davis, who wrote on Instagram:

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\”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.

 

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\”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.\”

 

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The actress had been hospitalized at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital north of Los Angeles after a horror crash on August 5. 

 

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Yesterday, August 11, a representative for her loved ones confirmed she was brain dead and was only being kept alive on life support so that doctors could harvest her organs for donation. 

 

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It was announced earlier today that she would be taken off life support.

 

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Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Heche was high on cocaine when she was driving, but that is yet to be confirmed by a publicly released toxicology report. 

 

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A photo taken just moments before the crash shows Heche at the wheel of her car with a bottle of vodka in the cup holder.

 

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Moments after the photo was taken, she crashed her car into a garage before speeding off and smashing it into a home where it exploded.

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The actress suffered extreme smoke inhalation from the fire. 

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She is survived by her two sons. 

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Heche\’s ex, Ellen DeGeneres, took to Twitter to express her sadness following news she was not expected to survive.

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Other celebrities have also taken to various platforms to mourn the actress.

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