Anne Heche declared brain dead after car crash in Los Angeles – Michmutters

Anne Heche declared brain dead after car crash in Los Angeles

Police said on Thursday (US time) they were investigating whether Heche was driving under the influence at the time; a sample of her blood from her was taken and narcotics were found in her system, LAPD spokesperson Officer Jeff Lee said.


Additional toxicology tests were being taken, to more clearly clarify what was in her system, and whether the initial test was picking up medication administered at the hospital during treatment. Those additional tests could take weeks to return a result.

Heche’s representatives released a statement on Thursday saying the actress had long held a wish to donate her organs, and that she would be kept on life support until a medical determination could be made over the viability of her organs.

Under California law, even though life support remains on, He has been declared legally dead.

“Anne had a huge heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit,” the statement said.

“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 from her and dearly missed for her light from her.

Heche is best known for roles in films including I Know What You Did Last Summer, volcano and Six Days, Seven Nights. Her television credits include the series Men in Trees and the daytime soap opera Another Worldfor which she won an Emmy Award.

She published a memoir, call me crazyin 2001, and starred in Broadway productions of proofand Twentieth Century. For the latter of those two, she received a Tony Award nomination.

Between 1997 and 2000, Heche was romantically involved with comedian and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. She was later in relationships with cameraman Coleman Laffoon and actor James Tupper.

She has two sons from her relationships with Laffoon and Tupper, Homer, 20, and Atlas, 13.

“Over those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans made their hearts known to me,” Homer said. “I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my dad Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time.”

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