According to a statement her family and friends shared with CNN, Anne Heche, who is still in the hospital following her car accident into a Los Angeles home last week, “is not expected to live.”
“Sadly, Anne Heche’s accident caused a severe anoxic brain injury, and she is still in a critical state and in a coma. It is unlikely that she will live, “The sentence was read. She has long opted to donate her organs, and doctors are keeping her on life support while they check to see if any of them are still functional. When the brain is oxygen-depleted, anoxic brain damage ensues.
Heche was in a fast-moving vehicle last Friday when it drove off the road and struck a house that caught fire, according to Los Angeles Police Public Information Officer Jeff Lee, who spoke to CNN.
Although she only sustained minor wounds, the woman who was inside the house at the time of the collision went to the hospital, according to Lee.
Heche’s health is still critical. The actress experienced “severe pulmonary injuries requiring mechanical respiration” and “burns that necessitate surgical intervention,” according to a spokeswoman for Heche who talked to CNN this week.
The statement read, “We want to thank everyone for their warm thoughts and prayers for Anne’s recovery as well as the committed staff and fantastic nurses who cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital. Her relatives and friends also praised Heche’s “big heart” and “kind spirit” in their letter.
More than her exceptional talent, she saw her life’s work as promoting kindness and joy, especially as a means of advancing acceptance of who you love, according to the statement. She will be missed much for her light and remembered for her brave honesty.
Heche gained notoriety while portraying twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on the soap opera “Another World” from 1987 to 1991. For her work on the program, she won a Daytime Emmy.
Heche went on to star alongside Harrison Ford in a number of movies after that triumph, such as “Donnie Brasco,” “Wag the Dog,” and “Six Days Seven Nights.” Heche has made appearances in more recent episodes of “The Brave,” “Quantico,” and “Chicago P.D.”
After the accident, the Hollywood industry showed the actress an outpouring of support. Her former partner and ex- “Her son from their Men in Trees co-star James Tupper posted on Instagram, saying: “Thoughts and prayers for this great woman, actor, and mother tonight Anne Heche. I adore you.”