In a statement, Anne Heche’s family said that the tragic incident in which her car collided with a house in the Mar Vista neighbourhood of Los Angeles last week is one that she is “not expected to survive.”.
Around 10:55 a.m., Heche was successfully freed from her Mini Cooper. m. on Friday and was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.
However, her family revealed through a spokesman that she had sustained “a significant anoxic brain injury” due to the collision and was currently being kept alive while specialists determined whether her organs were suitable for donation.
The statement said: “We want to thank everyone for their kind thoughts and prayers for Anne’s recovery as well as the committed staff and wonderful nurses who cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital.”.
“Unfortunately, Anne Heche’s accident led to a severe anoxic brain injury, and she is still in critical condition and in a coma. She won’t likely make it out alive. “.
“Anne had a huge heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit,” it continued.
Anne Heche in critical condition, on ventilator after crash https://t.co/Gr6bTovFmY pic.twitter.com/ErkYJozY3a
— The Hill (@thehill) August 10, 2022
More than her extraordinary talent, she saw it as her life’s work to spread joy and compassion, especially by encouraging acceptance of what you love. She was a light in the world, and her brave honesty will be sorely missed.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the Heche incident caused a “strong fire” that required 59 firemen to put out and caused significant extensive damage.
She hadn’t regained consciousness since shortly after the accident, according to the 53-year-old’s attorney Michael McConnell, who claimed on Monday.
McConnell told media sources that she needs artificial breathing due to significant lung damage and burns that need surgical repair, McConnell told media sources.
When Heche crashed, police said they were investigating whether she had been drinking.
Officer Annie Hernandez said that additional testing was required to rule out any drugs that may have been administered in the hospital.
Richard Glass, the proprietor of a nearby salon where Heche had purchased a wig on Friday, just before the collision, told the Los Angeles Times that the actress had been in good spirits and did not appear to be intoxicated. Nevertheless, several other sources have speculated whether or not Heche had taken anything prior to getting behind the wheel of her car.
One of the residents of the home that Heche crashed into claimed that he was at work on Friday when the car sped past his window.
I feel grave concern for Anne Heche at this moment/ I have a prayer in my heart for all those afflicted with struggles that bring so much destruction and pain.
Wishing it were different for her and her loved ones. But I feel inky dark. Sad.
— Kiersten Warren (@KierstenWarren) August 11, 2022
David Manpearl recalled going outside after learning about the collision to find Heche’s Mini Cooper wedged in his neighbour’s rear wall and the house owner huddled in the middle of her kitchen, pleading for help.
She was unable to move because the ceiling had collapsed, and there was debris of every description all over the place, according to Manpearl.
There was so much fire that it became unmanageable. It was everywhere,” he continued.
Since the incident, Heche has received a deluge of memorial posts on social media.
The news that Anne Heche is not expected to survive makes me very angry and sad. And while she still is a fantastic artist and battled addiction, she would have been arrested for driving while intoxicated and endangering lives. This is very sad for her children and her friends.
EXCLUSIVE: Video shows the vehicle owned by actress Anne Heche speeding down a Mar Vista street moments before crashing into a home and sparking a fire. The story on @CBSLA 5pm. pic.twitter.com/1H93z5aVx7
— Rachel Kim (@CBSLARachel) August 5, 2022
When Anne Heche was only 13 years old, her brother was killed in a car accident.
It occurred only a few months after her father’s passing, who had sexually abused her.
What a terrible way to depart from this planet.
Heche is best known for her roles as Vicky Hudson and Marley Love, identical twins who appear in the serial opera “Another World.”. She appeared in the films “Six Days Seven Nights” and “Donnie Brasco” in addition. “.
I hope Anne Heche recovers completely.