Among the stars: Anne Heche to be laid to rest in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles
MAR VISTA, LOS ANGELES: After actress Anne Heche was taken off life support on August 14, details about her final resting place have been revealed. The 53-year-old actress died after inhaling smoke and sustaining burns, as per the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.
According to a death certificate obtained by E! News, the 'I Know What You Did Last Summer' star's body was cremated on Friday, August 18. As per the website, Anne's final resting place has been listed as the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California. The details of when she will be buried have not been shared.
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Anne had suffered "a severe anoxic brain injury and [remained] in a coma, in critical condition," from injuries sustained in the August 5 car crash. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the actress was reportedly driving her Mini Cooper at a high speed when it "burst into flames and came to rest 30ft inside the two-story home."
On August 12, Anne, who was an organ donor, was declared legally dead in the state of California, but she remained on life support to allow the OneLegacy Foundation time to find recipients for her organs.
Subsequently, she was removed from life support on Sunday, August 14, after suitable recipients were identified by health officials. Anne was reportedly "high on cocaine" but she had not been drinking alcohol.
Speaking to E! News, Anne's representatives said, "Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend. 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."
'Sad day', celebs offer condolences
Hollywood celebrites, friends, colleagues and fellow entertainers took to social media to mourn and pay tributes to the late star, including her ex Ellen DeGeneres, who said, "This is a sad day. I'm sending Anne's children, family and friends all of my love." The couple dated from 1997 until 2000, becoming one of Hollywood’s most famous same-sex couples.
Director James Gunn said in a tweet, "Honest to God, I think maybe the best acting performance I’ve ever seen in my life was Anne Heche in PROOF on Broadway. #RIP."
This is a sad day. I'm sending Anne's children, family and friends all of my love.— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 12, 2022
Honest to God, I think maybe the best acting performance I’ve ever seen in my life was Anne Heche in PROOF on Broadway. #RIP— James Gunn (@JamesGunn) August 12, 2022
Anne Heche rose to prominence portraying the twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on the soap opera 'Another World' from 1987 to 1991, which earned her a Daytime Emmy Award and two Soap Opera Digest Awards. She received further recognition in the late 1990s with roles in the crime drama film 'Donnie Brasco', 'Volcano', the slasher film 'I Know What You Did Last Summer,' and 'Return to Paradise' among others.