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Anne Heche was declared legally dead at the age of 53 after a car accident that left her in critical condition.

Anne Heche died at the age of 53 after an automobile accident that left her in critical condition.

Anne is legally deceased under California law,” a representative for Heche told on Friday, August 12. “Her heart is still beating, and she is still on life support.” This is to provide OneLegacy Foundation adequate time to discover recipients who will be a good fit.”

On Friday, the actress’ rep issued a statement to People in honour of the late celebrity and her legacy. “We lost a brilliant light, a kind and joyous person, a loving mother, and a faithful friend today,” the representative stated on behalf of the Ohio native’s family and friends.

Anne Heche was declared legally dead at the age of 53 after a car accident that left her in critical condition.

“Anne will be greatly missed, but her gorgeous sons, legendary body of work, and impassioned activism will continue on.” Her fearlessness in always speaking her truth and promoting her message of love and acceptance will have a long-lasting influence.”

On August 5, the Los Angeles Police Department verified to that the driver, later identified as Heche, was driving eastbound on Preston Way in Los Angeles.

Around 11 a.m. PT, the blue Mini Cooper veered off the road and hit with a house on Preston and Walgrove, catching fire and leaving the actress with severe burns. A woman who was at home at the time was in the backyard and was unharmed.

The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed the next morning in a video update that the car crashed 30 feet into the two-story home, which was declared hazardous to enter after the fire was doused. It took 59 firefighters more than an hour to put out the fire.

Following the accident, Heche was left with “a serious lung injury requiring mechanical ventilation” on Monday, August 8, according to a spokeswoman for Heche at the time. “She has been in a coma since immediately after the accident and has not regained consciousness.”

Before succumbing to her injuries, the California resident was believed to be “in stable condition,” her rep told on Saturday, August 6.

Anne Heche Bio

Heche was born on May 25, 1969 in Aurora, Ohio. From 1987 until 1991, she starred as twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on the serial opera Another World. She gained to popularity in the industry after winning a Daytime Emmy for her work in Donnie Brasco (1997), Volcano (1997), I Know What You Did Last Summer (1997), Six Days, Seven Nights (1998), and others.

Anne Heche Bio

She went on to play Marion Crane in Gus Van Sant’s remake of the 1960 horror film Psycho. She landed several roles in independent films after making the switch, including Spread (2009), Birth Rampart (2011), and Catfight (2012).

In addition to her film performances, Heche brought her acting talents to Broadway in 2004 for Twentieth Century, for which she was nominated for a Tony Award. She has also appeared in a number of television shows, including Men in Trees (2006–2008) and Hung (2009 to 2011).

Heche made headlines off-screen as well, beginning with her romance with Ellen DeGeneres in the late 1990s. The couple started dating in 1997 but ended things in 2000. Shortly later, the Vanished performer began dating Coleman Laffoon, a cameraman on DeGeneres’ standup comedy tour.

The couple married in September 2001 and had a son, Homer, in 2002. Their divorce was formalised in 2009, following their divorce in 2007. Heche married her Men In Trees co-star, James Tupper, whom she met while filming the programme in 2006.

The couple married in 2007 and had a son, Atlas, in March 2009. After more than a decade together, they announced their separation in 2018. Tupper wished Heche well after her automobile accident on Instagram.

In addition, the Cedar Rapids actress received “thoughts and #prayers” from skincare guru Peter Thomas Roth, with whom she was last linked in September 2021. They “meet through mutual pals in the Hamptons,” a source told Us at the time. It is unknown if the couple was still together at the time of her death.

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