Anne Heche, who was hospitalized after her vehicle crashed at her Los Angeles residence last week, is not expected to survive, according to a statement from her family and friends shared with CNN by a representative.
Anne Heche suffered a serious brain injury as a result of her accident and is in a coma, with no hope of survival, the statement said. It has long been an option for them to donate their organs.
They are being put on life support systems to determine if any are viable. Anoxic brain injuries occur when the brain becomes deprived of oxygen.
Los Angeles Police Public Information Officer Jeff Lee told CNN that last Friday Heche was in a car that was traveling at high speed when it ran off the road and hit a house that was engulfed in flames.
A woman suffered minor injuries inside the house at the time of the accident, but sought medical help. The condition of the hatch remains critical. A spokesperson for Heche told CNN that the actress required mechanical ventilation for significant pulmonary injury and surgical intervention for burns.
The statement continued, I want to thank everyone for their well wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses who cared for Anne at West Hills Hospital’s Grossman Burn Center.
In his message, his family and friends also paid tribute to Heche’s big heart and generous spirit.
More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her life’s work, especially moving the needle toward accepting the person you love, the statement said.
He will be greatly remembered for his courageous honesty and his light. Heche rose to prominence in the soap opera Another World, where he played twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love from 1987 to 1991.