Anne Heche is BRAIN DEAD: Family shares heartbreaking news after catastrophic car accident

In a statement sent to the media, Anne Heche's family and friends stated that the actress won't be able to survive

Anne Heche is BRAIN DEAD: Family shares heartbreaking news after catastrophic car accident
Anne Heche attends the 74th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)
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MAR VISTA, LOS ANGELES: Almost a week after getting hospitalized due to a tragic car accident, it seems Anne Heche will need something more than just proper treatment to survive the terrible injuries she endured in the car crash. On Friday, August 5, it was reported that the actress was taken to hospital after she crashed her car into a Los Angeles residence and set fire to both the home and vehicle. Since then, there have been several updates about her health from her representatives who told the media about her condition.

Soon after the crash, it was revealed that the actress was in stable condition. However, on Monday, August 8th, her representatives noted that the actress was in a coma and in critical condition. However, the recent health update shared by her team is really tragic and states that the Daytime Emmy-winning star has “suffered a severe anoxic brain injury” and is “not expected to survive”. For the uninitiated, Anoxic Brain Injury is caused by a complete lack of oxygen to the brain, resulting in the death of brain cells after approximately four minutes of oxygen deprivation.

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The statement also noted that she will continue to stay on a ventilator till the time it is determined whether any of her remaining organs can be donated. The statement read, “We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses that cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital. Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition. She is not expected to survive.”

The family also shared that it has “long been her choice” to be an organ donor, so she will be kept alive via a ventilator to check how many of her organs can be donated.

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Anne Heche attends the 27th Annual Race To Erase MS: Drive-In To Erase MS at Rose Bowl on September 04, 2020 in Pasadena, California.
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The statement concluded, “Ane had a huge heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit. More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her life’s work — especially moving the needle for acceptance of who you love. She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and dearly missed for her light.”

The recent comments come after her team noted that she is in a critical condition and “has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident”. According to the reports, it took almost 60 firefighters to fully extinguish the flames that were caused by the accident. On the other hand, a spokesperson from Los Angeles Police Department recently noted that the authorities are investigating the actress for “driving under the influence of drugs” and took a sample of Heche’s blood.

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Anne Heche as Janie in a still from 'Girl in Room 13' (Lifetime)
Anne Heche as Janie in a still from 'Girl in Room 13' (Lifetime)

 

The actress came to recognition after playing twins on the soap opera ‘Another World’ in 1987, for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award and two Soap Opera Digest Awards. Since then, she has been a part of several high-end projects such as ‘Donnie Brasco’, ‘Volcano’, ‘Six Days, Seven Nights’, ‘Wild Card’, ‘Gracie’s Choice’, ‘Chicago PD’, and ‘All Rise’.

Her upcoming movie ‘Girl in Room 13’ is slated to release in September 2022 and will be premiering exclusively on Lifetime.

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