Actress Anne Heche, 53, died today, who was in a coma for a week after suffering a car accident in Los Angeles, in the United States. She had severe burns and serious brain damage after the collision.
The information was confirmed by his family to the British newspaper The Guardian.
In a statement released last night, a rep for the actress had said that she would not survive the brain damage.
The statement told TMZ: “Unfortunately, due to the accident, Anne Heche has suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in a critical condition. She is not expected to survive.”
“It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she is being kept on life support to determine if any of them are viable.”
On August 5, Anne Heche was driving in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles when she crashed her blue Mini Cooper into the garage of an apartment complex.
The actress was rescued by residents but reversed and accelerated, hitting the car again in another house. The blow was so strong that it set the car on fire.
Firefighters helped the actress and, according to the US website TMZ, at least two people would have been run over by the celebrity before the collision that set the car on fire.
Los Angeles Police received a warrant to carry out a blood draw on the actress to find out if she was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time of the accident. Tests revealed that she had not been drinking, but was under the influence of drugs.
Anne became known for acting in series such as Men in Trees, Hung, Save Me, Aftermath and The Brave. In cinemas, she also participated in features such as Volcano, Jogando com Prazer and Seis Dias, Sete Noites.
Actress was under the influence of drugs
Anne Heche was under the influence of drugs when she suffered a serious car accident last Friday (05). To Deadline magazine, LAPD confirmed that there were narcotics in her blood, but did not elaborate on what substances had been used.
TMZ, citing LAPD sources, said cocaine and fentanyl were found in the actress’ blood in a sample taken at the hospital after the accident.
Fentanyl, however, can be used as an analgesic in hospitals, so it will be necessary to investigate whether the substance was already in Heche’s blood at the time of the crash.