Anne Heche, famed for her appearances in Another World and Donnie Brasco, Psycho, and Six Days, Seven Nights, has died at 53.
The actress’ heart is still pumping, but she is brain dead, under California law, her rep informed ET.
The late actress was an organ donor, therefore physicians are determining if her organs are viable.
Heche’s rep: “Today we lost a bright light, a lovely and joyous spirit, a loving mother, and a faithful friend.”
Anne will be missed, but she lives on in her boys, job, and activism.
Her courage in speaking her truth and promoting love and acceptance will have a lasting influence.
Homer Heche, the actress’ 20-year-old son, released a statement.
He and his 13-year-old brother lost their mother. “After six days of emotional swings, I’m heartbroken.
Hopefully my mum is pain-free and exploring her everlasting freedom.
“Thousands of friends, relatives, and admirers showed their support,” he said.
I’m grateful for their affection and for the support of my dad, Coley, and stepmom, Alexi. I love you mom, rest in peace.”
After an automobile collision in Los Angeles, Heche died. TMZ said on Aug. 5 that Heche was rushed away on a stretcher with significant burns.
A Los Angeles police officer told ET that a car crashed into a home at 10:55 a.m.
LAPD said the vehicle caught fire and the driver was taken to a hospital.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said the car hit and came to rest inside a two-story, 738-square-foot residence, inflicting structural damage and igniting a fire before their arrival.
According to the LAFD, 59 firemen took 65 minutes to reach, confine, and extinguish the persistent flames in the highly damaged building and rescue a female adult located in the car, who was rushed to a hospital in serious condition.
Her spokesperson informed ET the next day that Heche was stable but had burns, but her health worsened by Aug. 8.
Her spokesman said she was in a coma and “very critical”
“Anne is in severe condition, she needs artificial ventilation and has burns that need surgery,” a spokesman said at the time.
“She hasn’t woken up since the accident”
Heche’s family said she had a serious anoxic brain damage and was not expected to live on Aug. 11.
“It’s been her choice to give her organs, and she’s on life support to see whether any are viable,” the statement said.
Anne’s generosity affected everyone she encountered.
Her life’s job was spreading compassion and joy, especially for LGBT acceptance.
Her boldness and light will be missed.
ET’s source said, “Anne’s friends and family are distraught.” They’re crushed.
Given the terrible news surrounding the disaster, they feel they must be on the offensive while grieving.
Another World won Heche a Daytime Emmy. She played Marley Love and Vicky Hudson. These roles won her two SODAs.
I Know What You Did Last Summer, Return to Paradise, Cedar Rapids, Rampart, Volcano.
Heche was nominated for an Emmy for her work in Gracie’s Choice in 2004.
She was nominated for a Tony for Twentieth Century.
Heche knew the ETs. She co-hosted Entertainment Tonight in 2020 after being eliminated from DWTS season 29.
Heche discussed DWTS on ET.
“It was challenging, and I work hard,” she added. “In life, you say yes or no, but where’s the joy in that?”
Heche had twins. She and actor James Tupper had a 13-year-old son, Atlas, before splitting in 2018.
Heche was married to cinematographer Coleman Laffoon for five years until divorcing in 2009.