Actress Anne Heche is not expected to survive the brain injury she suffered after a car accident
Actress Anne Heche is not expected to survive the brain injury she suffered after her car accident in Los Angeles.
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Anne Heche unlikely to survive brain injury
A statement from Anne Heche’s representative updating the actress’s health status on behalf of her family and friends was released Thursday night.
According to the statement, she is in a coma and is currently being kept alive to determine if her organ can be donated.
Heche is hospitalized at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital north of Los Angeles. She suffers from a ‘severe anoxic brain injury’ which occurs due to a lack of oxygen to the brain.
The statement read: “Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne sustained a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition.”
He confirmed that Heche “is not expected to survive.”
They added: “It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she is kept on life support to determine if any are viable.”
The statement further said: ‘Anne had a big heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit. More than her extraordinary talent, she saw in spreading kindness and joy her life’s work.’
They conclude the letter with: ‘She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and sorely missed for her light.’
More about Anne Heche’s car accident
Anne Heche crashed her car into a two-story house in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles last Friday, August 5.
Heche was left in critical condition and suffered severe burns as the crash destroyed the house.
In addition, the police revealed that they were investigating whether Heche was driving under the influence of alcohol when he wrecked her car.
LAPD spokesman Jeff Lee confirmed that investigators found narcotics in Heche’s system. He had a blood sample taken after obtaining a search warrant.
Heche is recognized for her role in 1997’s Donnie Brasco and I Know What You Did Last Summer. She is also known for her work in 1998’s Six Days Seven Nights, Volcano, and Return to Paradise.
Some of Heche’s television credits consist of Fox’s Ally McBeal and the WB Network’s Everwood. Plus, ABC’s Men in Trees and NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show.
In addition, he won a Daytime Emmy Award for his performance on the NBC soap opera Another World in 1991.