After accident and coma: actress Anne Heche died

After accident and coma
Actress Anne Heche died

Anne Heche plays a leading role in films such as “Donnie Brasco”, “Catfight” and the remake of “Psycho”. After a serious accident, the US actress falls into a coma, the doctors see no chance of survival. Now the 53-year-old has died.

The US actress Anne Heche is dead. A week after a serious car accident and subsequent coma, the life-support measures are only maintained to be able to remove her organs. A representative of the actress told TMZ that she is “brain dead” and that is the definition of death under California law. Previously the “Guardians” already announced the death of the actress. Heche turned 53 years old and had two sons.

Her friend Nancy Davis shared the news in a memorial post on Instagram, writing, “Heaven has a new angel. My loving, kind, funny, lovely and beautiful friend Anne Heche has gone to heaven. I will miss her terribly and all cherish the beautiful memories we shared.”

The doctors had previously given her no chance of survival. It was “not expected that she would survive,” several US media had reported, citing a spokesman for the 53-year-old. The family had wanted to wait and see if Heche’s organs could be donated before life support was removed. It was the express wish of the 53-year-old to donate her organs.

Heche’s car crashed into a Los Angeles apartment building on August 5 and was critically injured. According to the fire department, a serious fire broke out in the accident, which could only be extinguished after more than an hour and with the deployment of 59 firefighters. The police said on Thursday that Heche’s blood would also be examined as part of the investigation. According to media reports, narcotics were detected in the actress’ blood. However, further investigations are needed to ensure that these were not administered as part of her treatment in the hospital. The celebrity website “TMZ” reported, citing anonymous police sources, that cocaine and fentanyl were found in Heche’s blood.

Heche became known in the ’90s for films such as ‘Six Days Seven Nights’, ‘Donnie Brasco’ and ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’. She received an Emmy in 1991 for her role in the series “Another World”. Her relationship with star presenter Ellen DeGeneres also made headlines at the time.