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Anne Heche was taken off life support on Sunday after being declared brain dead on Friday following a fiery car accident the previous week. She was 53 years old.
“Anne Heche has been peacefully removed from life support,” a representative for Heche confirmed to Fox News Digital.
Heche suffered a “severe anoxic brain injury” and remained “in a coma” under medical care at the Grossman Burn Center in West Hills for the opportunity to donate her organs through the OneLegacy Foundation.
“It has long been his choice to donate your organs and she is being kept on life support to determine if any are viable,” her rep confirmed last week.
ANNE HECHE DEAD AT 53
Heche’s son, Homer, confirmed the loss of his mother in a statement shared with Fox News on Friday.
“My brother Atlas and I have lost our mother. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with deep, wordless sadness. I hope my mother is free from pain and begins to explore what I likes to imagine as his eternal freedom,” he said.
“During these six days, thousands of friends, family and fans have let me know their hearts. I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my father, Coley, and my mother-in-law Alexi, who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest In Peace Mom, I love you, Homer.
Heche suffered “significant lung damage” and required “mechanical ventilation” with “burns requiring surgery” following the collision at Mar Vista on August 5 where she crashed her Mini Cooper into a home.
ANNE HECHE’S EX COLEY LAFFOON SAYS THEIR SON HOMER IS ‘STRONG’ IN EMOTIONAL MESSAGE: ‘I GOT OUR SON’
In aerial video captured at the scene as nearly 60 firefighters battled the blaze, Heche was carried out of the burning house on a stretcher with a white protective sheet covering her body. Just as they reached the ambulance, she sat abruptly for a moment before entering the emergency medical vehicle. After the accident, his representative confirmed that Heche “has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident”.
Heche’s ex, Coley Laffoon, said his son Homer was “strong” and would be “ok” in an emotional message shared after his death on Friday.
“I loved her and miss her and always will,” Laffoon said in a video posted to Instagram. “Homer is fine. He’s in mourning, of course. It’s tough, it’s really tough as anyone can imagine. But he’s surrounded by his family and he’s strong and he’ll be fine.”
He added: “Your recording, showing us your heart, offering prayers and everything, so beautiful, thank you. It’s hard for me, it’s hard for my family, it’s hard for Homer. But we have each other. and we have a lot of support and everything will be fine.”
Heche and Laffoon were married from 2001 to 2009.
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“Anne is probably – I’d like to think she’s pain free and enjoying or experiencing the rest of her journey,” Laffoon continued. “She came in hot and she had a lot to say.”
He continued, holding back tears, “She was brave and fearless and really loved hard and was never afraid to let us know what she thought and what she believed in, and it was always love. . It was all about love. So, goodbye, Anne. I love you. Thank you. Thank you for all the good times. There were so many. And see you soon on the other side. In the meantime, I have our son. He’ll be fine. I love you.”
She also has a son, Atlas, 13, with actor James Tupper, who she was with from 2007 to 2018.
Heche found small-screen success in soap operas in the 1980s and portrayed twins in “Another World,” which won him a Daytime Emmy Award and two Soap Opera Digest Awards.
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She rose to fame on the big screen in the late 90s for her leading roles alongside Johnny Depp in ‘Donnie Brasco’, with Harrison Ford in ‘Six Days, Seven Nights’ and in the remake of Gus Van’s ‘Psycho’. St.
Heche also dated Ellen DeGeneres for three years, a relationship that ended traumatically with Heche claiming the comedian blacklisted her from Hollywood when they split.