According to a report from The New York Post, actress Anne Heche, known for such films as Donnie Brasco and Six Days Seven Nights, has died; she was 53. Heche was involved in a horrific car accident earlier this week.
From The New York Post:
Anne Heche died Friday following a fiery car crash that left her in a coma for a week — with her rep confirming that she is “brain dead,” making her legally dead under California law.
Heche died at a Los Angeles-area hospital, her rep said in a statement Friday. She was 53.
“We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend,” the statement said.
“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.”
Though the actress is legally dead, her heart is still beating and she remains on life support in order to donate her organs, her rep said.
“Officers believed Heche could have been intoxicated when she plowed her blue Mini Cooper into a suburban LA home, igniting a serious fire,” The Post reports. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Heche had taken cocaine that might have contained fentanyl before the crash.
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