US actor Anne Heche is “not expected to survive” after suffering a serious brain injury in a car crash in Los Angeles last week, US media reported.
The fiery crash left 53-year-old Anne Heche comatose from a “severe anoxic brain injury,” according to a statement from a representative cited by several outlets Thursday.
“It was her choice to donate her organs and she has been placed on life support to determine if anything is viable,” the statement said.
It also thanked Anne Chetze’s well-wishers as well as her caregivers at West Hills Hospital’s Grossman Burn Center.
“Anne had a big heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit,” the statement added.
“More than her extraordinary talent, she saw her life’s work as spreading kindness and joy — especially moving the needle to accept those you love. She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and will be fondly missed by her light.”
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, Anne Heche has been comatose since she crashed her car into a two-story home in the Mar Vista neighborhood on Aug. 5, resulting in “structural compromise and… heavy fire” at the site.
The subsequent fire took 59 firefighters 65 minutes to extinguish and was completely extinguished, the department said.
Los Angeles police said in a statement Thursday that they are conducting blood tests on Annie Heche and that investigators intend to “present this case to the appropriate prosecuting office,” though they did not specify charges.
Local media reported the same day that preliminary tests had come back positive for drugs, although more was needed to ensure drugs were not administered during her treatment.
Celebrity gossip outlet TMZ, citing unnamed police sources, said Heche tested positive for cocaine and fentanyl, the latter sometimes used for pain relief in clinical settings.
Annie starred in several films throughout the 1990s.Six days, seven nights,“”Donnie Brasco” and “I know what you did last summer.”
Annie Heche is best known for her role in the soap opera “Another world,” for which he won a Daytime Emmy in 1991.
In the 1990s, he was in a high-profile relationship with talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
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