Actress, Entertainer Anne Heche Has Passed At Age 53

Heche is expected to pass soon. Family and friends have made her comfortable.

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: Anne Heche attends the 74th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton on March 12, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

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UPDATE: Anne Heche has passed away at age 53, according to her representative.

“Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.

“Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”

The representative told PEOPLE that Heche is “legally dead” according to California law, that her heart is still beating and she has not been taken off life support in order to allow OneLegacy Foundation enough time to find recipients who will be a match.

original reporting below:

Actress Anne Heche is not expected to survive after a horrifying car accident last week, her publicist told Yahoo Entertainment.

“Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition,” read the statement. “She is not expected to survive.”

Heche, 53, first backed her blue Mini Cooper into a garage at an apartment complex. She the was recorded speeding off and crashing into a house. The house then engulfing both the car and house in flames.

She was immediately rushed to a hospital, where she has remained on life support. Heche being responsible for the crash came shortly after the LAPD announced that she was being investigated for felony DUI. She reportedly was under the influence of cocaine.

“It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she is being kept on life support to determine if any are viable,” the family statement continued.

People already paying respect

The statement went on to thank Heche’s friends for their support and prayers.

“Anne had a huge heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit. More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her life’s work. Especially moving the needle for acceptance of who you love. She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and dearly missed for her light.”

The woman whose house was impacted in the crash, Lynne Mishele, suffered minor injuries. Her neighbors have since started a GoFundMe page. To help her replace “help her replace “an entire lifetime of possessions, mementos, all equipment for her business…; all of her clothing and basic necessities.”

Heche’s car crashed into the house at around 11 a.m.. The LA Fire Department said it took 59 firefighters nearly an hour for the situation. They said they need to ‘access, confine and fully extinguish the stubborn flames within the heavily damaged structure. and rescue one female adult found within the vehicle’.

People close to her also publicly addressing situation.

Actor Thomas Jane, once romantically linked to Heche, released a statement to the Daily Mail in which he said that she is “expected to pull through.”

Actor James Tupper, who has a son with Heche, posted a message of his own to social media.

“Thoughts and prayers for this lovely woman, actress and mother tonight anneheche,” he wrote, “we love you.”

Back in 2000, Heche drove from Los Angeles to Fresno, parked her SUV on the roadside, and wearing only a bra and shorts, walked through the desert, stopping only to knock on the door of a stranger’s house. She later admitted to taking ecstasy at the time.

Heche has played key roles in movies such as John Q, Wag the Dog, Cedar Rapids and My Friend Dahmer.

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  1. I think it was very self-centered of her to get behind the wheel of a vehicle & cause all this! Luckily no one else was killed!

    • I think it is very judgemental of you to make this comment. We don’t have all the details, yet. While I do believe it is not right to Fri e under the influence of any mind altering substance I also believe there could be circumstances we know nothing about.
      Also, I wonder if you have ever driven after drinking or made any kind of bad choice.

  2. I have always loved her as an actress. I watched her on Another World. She is human and like everyone in life made a mistake. Yes, it was a life- altering mistake for all involved. She is also paying the ultimate price for it as is her familyI get being mad about it, but do we really need to put the judgemental crap on her for her children to read and be punished even more. They are going through enough and are going to go through even more because she is a celebrity and people saying stuff to them and around them. Give them a break…they didn’t do anything.

  3. Please don’t let suffer😢 Might God be with her and her family and people who love her in these moments of sadness😢😢

  4. What a cold statement Sharon Brannon. judge much? I hope you dont feel good. About if after reflection you shouldn’t. Mistakes made and people paid dearly for it, most of all a mother who leaves behind a family. So my heart goes out to them

  5. She more than likely wanted to top herself. Looks like she succeeded. Too bad she destroyed someone else’s livelihood in the process.

  6. I’m in disbelief it all happen so quickly. GOD REST HER SOUL AND BRING HER HOME WITH ALL OTHERS WE HAVE LOST. RIH.

  7. Oh poor Ann. She had a long standing substance abuse problem . She should have been in treatment instead of behind the wheel.
    The one who is really suffering is the poor woman who’s home Ann totally destroyed. Her home, her personal belongings which she treasured such as pictures and memories of family and friends and her business. And she damn near killed her!
    No I don’t feel bad saying this about another entitled Hollywood disaster.

  8. Oh poor Ann. She had a long standing substance abuse problem . She should have been in treatment instead of behind the wheel.
    The one who is really suffering is the poor woman who’s home Ann totally destroyed. Her home, her personal belongings which she treasured such as pictures and memories of family and friends and her business. And she damn near killed her!
    No I don’t feel bad saying this about another entitled Hollywood disaster.

  9. Very sad when anyone leaves a family behind, especially when a mother passes. No matter the circumstances.
    God be with her and her son’s.
    🙏🙏🙏

  10. If she hadn’t abused Drugs, her family wouldn’t have to grieve. She just on a long list of drug abusers in the Celebrity field that have ended their lives due to their own devices. There is one Positive thing in this story, she didn’t kill anyone else. I don’t care how Wonderful things are in our World, in the end the Truth is what we Remember. Many Condolence to her Family and Friends. And sure, I know I’m going to get “feedback” from my Comments, but I think TRUTH should be told.

  11. All of my thoughts and prayers are with her children and her family!!! I was deeply saddened to hear about her accident and now her loss. I think that this is a time to write about love and to support her family with kindness. We all make mistakes and thank God no one else was hurt. Yes it could have been a lot worse. It is horrible way to get injured and then to be judged when you can’t defend yourself is not fair to anyone. Especially her family and children. Please dear God, help all of us get through this and let us help her family if we can by giving them privacy and not causing them any further suffering.

  12. No person deserves to die! This is a Tragedy! Prayers for both Families! It is a sad world we live in today and so sad that she did not get the help she needed and turned to drugs. I wish there were more help out there for more people in need. 😇

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