Actress,Anne Heche was taken off life support on Sunday after her fatal car accident that led to smashing a building and fire on August 5th.She was 53.
Heche suffered burns and a severe anoxic brain injury in the crash. Later, she was determined to be brain dead — legally dead, according to California law — but had been kept on life support so that OneLegacy, an organ procurement organization, could see if she was a match for organ donation, her rep, Holly Baird, said.
“Anne Heche has been peacefully taken off life support,” Baird said Sunday night in a statement.
A statement released Friday on behalf of her family and friends called Heche “a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother and a loyal friend. Anne will be deeply missed, but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”
Anne first came to fame as a teenager when she portrayed twins on the NBC soap opera Another World, earning a Daytime Emmy Award in 1991
She is known for her role in action adventure Six Days Seven Nights (1998) alongside Harrison Ford; in the romantic drama Return to Paradise (1998) with Vince Vaughn and Joaquin Phoenix; and, as Marion Crane, in Gus Van Sant’s remake of Psycho (1998),Volcano alongside Johnny Depp and I Know what you did last summer alongside Jennifer Love Hewitt and Sarah Michelle Gellar.