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Anne Heche’s reported hospitalization after car crash divides social media: NPR


Actress Anne Heche attends the WIN Awards at the Santa Monica Bay Womans Club on December 11, 2013 in Santa Monica, California.

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Anne Heche’s reported hospitalization after car crash divides social media: NPR

Actress Anne Heche attends the WIN Awards at the Santa Monica Bay Womans Club on December 11, 2013 in Santa Monica, California.

Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Supporters and critics of Anne Heche took to Twitter to respond to media reports of the 53-year-old Emmy Award-winning actress being hospitalized following a car accident on Friday in a residential area of ​​Los Angeles.

TMZ broke the story, saying the actress was speeding in her blue Mini Cooper when it crashed into two houses, one after the other, exploding the second into flames. “Anne apparently suffered severe burns in the fire,” TMZ reported. “We are told she is currently in hospital intubated but is expected to live.”

Actress Rosanna Arquette called the incident “truly tragic” and asked people to “pray” for Heche, who is best known for her roles in 1990s films like Gus Van Sant’s remake of psychology and Donnie Brasco, in which she starred alongside Johnny Depp.

Writer Steve Huff sympathized with Heche, drawing attention to the actress’ long and open struggle with mental health issues.

Twitter user Rich Keith echoed the sentiments of many who took to the social media platform in expressing their sympathy not for Heche but rather for the landlord whose house caught fire following the ‘accident.

Neither the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) nor the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) were willing to identify the person or persons involved in the accident. “We are not releasing the names of the victims,” an LAPD spokesperson told NPR.

But according to a report from firefighters on the second accident involving a fire, “59 firefighters took 65 minutes to access, contain and completely extinguish the stubborn flames in the heavily damaged structure, and rescue an adult female found in the vehicle, who was taken to an area hospital by LAFD paramedics in critical condition with no other injuries reported.

Heche’s director and agents did not respond to NPR’s request for comment.




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