Anne Heche shared in a 2017 interview how she wanted to be remembered before his fiery car crash.
The mother-of-two told ‘Access Hollywood’ at the premiere of her movie ‘The Last Word’ that she hoped to leave a positive impact on her sons.
“Since the movie is called ‘The Last Word’ and given what it is about, what do you hope people would say about you regarding The Last Words?” a producer asked Heche.
“Oh… oh lord oh lord…” she said with a gesture of prayer. “I hope I made my kids happy…gave them a life they love.”
The actress shares 20-year-old son Homer Laffoon with ex-husband Coleman “Coley” Laffoon. The couple were married from 2001 to 2009.
Heche also shares 13-year-old son Atlas Heche Tupper with his “Men in Trees” co-star James Tupper.
The 53-year-old star was involved in a serious shipwreck on August 5 which left her in a coma with burns so severe they required surgery.
On Thursday night, Heche’s rep told Page Six that she “wasn’t supposed to survive.”
She had “suffered a severe anoxic brain injury” due to the wreckage and remained “in a coma” at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center in California.
“It has long been her choice to donate her organs,” her spokesperson shared in part, explaining that she had been “kept on life support to determine if any are viable.”
The ‘Vanished’ star “became unconscious, slipping into a coma” after his blue Mini Cooper collided with a Los Angeles home last Friday.
In addition to severe burns, Heche’s rep tells us the accident left the actress with “a significant lung injury requiring mechanical ventilation.”
After obtaining a warrant to test his blood, the Los Angeles Police Department could have determined that Heche was under the influence of cocaine at the time of the accident.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ on Thursday afternoon that Heche’s blood test results also tested positive for fentanyl. However, it should be noted that the drug could have been administered in the hospital to manage the pain of the accident.
Following Heche’s hospitalization, her rep thanked fans “for their good wishes and prayers” as well as “the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses” who took care of her.
“She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and will be greatly missed for her light.”
New York Post