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The 53-year-old was taken to hospital on Friday (August 5) after the incident in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles and was found to have suffered a “serious anoxic brain injury”.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), his vehicle hit a two-story house and “ignited a massive fire”.
According to a LAFD report, it took 59 firefighters 65 minutes to reach, contain and completely extinguish the flames within the heavily damaged structure.
Tribute to Anne Heche
The actor’s death was announced by his friend Nancy Davis on Instagram, posting a tribute with a series of photos. He wrote: “There is a new angel in heaven . My dear, kind, fun filled, lovely and beautiful friend @anneheche went to heaven. I will miss her dearly and will cherish all the beautiful memories we shared.
“Anne was always the kindest, most considerate person who always brought out the best in me. She was very supportive of whatever she could to help @racetoerasems and always said yes when she knew she With my time, talent and creative talent, I can contribute something to help find a cure for MS. My heart is broken”.
Anne Heche temporarily placed on life support
Hours after the incident, a statement from her family said that the actress was being temporarily put on life support.
“We would like to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses caring for Anne at West Hills Hospital’s Grossman Burn Center,” the statement said. ”
“Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne Heche suffered a serious brain injury and remains in a coma in critical condition. She is not expected to survive,” the statement read.
“It has long been an option to donate her organs and she is being put on life support to determine if any are viable.
The statement read: “Anne had a huge heart and met everyone she met with her generous spirit.
“More than his extraordinary talent, he saw spreading kindness and joy as his life’s work—specifically to needlework to acknowledge who you love.
“He will be remembered for his courageous honesty and greatly missed for his light.”