Anne Heche, who was injured in a car accident last week at a Los Angeles home, is still in the hospital and “is not expected to live,” according to a statement her family and friends provided to CNN.

“Sadly, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury in the accident, and she is still in a critical condition and a coma. She has little chance of surviving,” The phrase was read aloud. Doctors are keeping her on life support while they examine her organs to determine if any are still working because she had long decided to donate them.

Anoxic brain injury happens when the brain runs out of oxygen. Heche was in a swiftly moving car last Friday when it ran off the road and into a burning house, according to Jeff Lee, a public information officer for the Los Angeles Police Department, who talked to CNN.

The woman who was inside the house at the time of the crash went to the hospital, according to Lee, even though she only suffered minor injuries. Heche’s condition is still grave. According to a Heche spokesman who spoke to CNN last week, the actress suffered “serious pulmonary injuries requiring assisted respiration” and “burns that necessitate surgical intervention.”

The declaration said, “We would like to express our gratitude to everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s speedy recovery as well as to the devoted personnel and outstanding nurses who provided Anne with treatment at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital.

In their letter, her family and friends also complimented Heche’s “large heart” and “kind soul.” She considered her life’s work as encouraging kindness and joy, especially as a method of advancing acceptance of who you love, rather than as a means of showcasing her extraordinary talent, the statement said.

She will be much missed for her light and cherished for her courageous candor. While playing twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on the serial opera “Another World” from 1987 to 1991, Heche rose to fame.

She received a Daytime Emmy for her work on the show. After that success, Heche went on to co-star with Harrison Ford in a number of films like “Donnie Brasco,” “Wag the Dog,” and “Six Days Seven Nights.”

The Brave, Quantico, and Chicago P.D. more recent episodes all included Heche. The actress received a flood of sympathy from the entertainment business following the disaster.

James Tupper, who played their co-stars in the movie Men in Trees and was also her ex-partner, wrote on Instagram: “Thoughts and prayers for this amazing woman, actor, and mother tonight Anne Heche. I admire you.”


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