Actress Anne Heche is ‘not expected to survive’ the brain injury she sustained after car crash
Actress Anne Heche is not expected to survive the brain injury she suffered after her fiery car crash in Los Angeles.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Anne Heche is unlikely to survive her brain injury
A statement from Anne Heche’s representative was released Thursday evening, updating the actress’ health status on behalf of her family and friends.
According to the statement, she is in a coma and is currently being kept on life support to determine whether her organ can be donated.
Heche is hospitalized at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital north of Los Angeles. He suffers from “severe anoxic brain injury”, which occurs as a result of a lack of oxygen to the brain.
The statement said: “Unfortunately Anne suffered a severe anoxic brain injury as a result of her accident and remains in a coma in a critical condition.”
It was confirmed that Heche was “not expected to survive”.
They added: ‘Donating her organs has long been her choice and she is being kept on life support to see if any are viable.’
The statement added: “Anne had a huge heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit. More than her extraordinary talent, she considered spreading kindness and joy her life’s work.”
They conclude the letter by saying, “She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and missed for her light.”
More about Anne Heche’s car accident
Anne Heche crashed her car into a two-story house in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles last Friday, August 5.
Heche was left in a critical condition and suffered severe burns while the crash destroyed the house.
Further, officers revealed that they were investigating whether Heche was driving under the influence when she wrecked her car.
LAPD spokesman Jeff Lee confirmed that investigators found narcotics in Heche’s system. After obtaining a search warrant, they took a blood sample from her.
Heche is known for her role in Donnie Brasco and I Know What You Did Last Summer in 1997. She is also known for her work in Six Days Seven Nights, Volcano and Return to Paradise in 1998.
Some of Heche’s television credits include Fox’s Ally McBeal and WB Network’s Everwood. Also, ABC’s Men in Trees, and NBC’s The Michael J. Fox Show.
Additionally, she won a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance on the NBC soap opera Another World in 1991.
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