L'attrice Anna Heche ha tolto il supporto vitale dopo giorni in coma a seguito di un incidente d'auto

DONNIE Brasco star Anne Heche has died just days after being involved in a fiery car crash.

Heche was in a coma following last week’s wreck in Gli angeli quando lei crashed her Mini Cooper into a home, leaving her with major injuries, which included an anoxic brain injury.

Actress Anne Heche has died at 53, days after she was involved in a fiery car crash

Actress Anne Heche has died at 53, days after she was involved in a fiery car crashCredito: Getty
Anne Heche crashed her Mini Copper into a Mar Vista home in LA on August 5

Anne Heche crashed her Mini Copper into a Mar Vista home in LA on August 5Credito: La Mega Agenzia
TV talk show legend Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche were one of Hollywood's first openly gay couples during the late '90s

TV talk show legend Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche were one of Hollywood’s first openly gay couples during the late ’90sCredito: Getty
Anne Heche in the '97 crime drama Donnie Brasco

Anne Heche in the ’97 crime drama Donnie BrascoCredito: Alamy

Heche’s close friend, Nancy Davis, announced her death on Friday in a touching Instagram tribute: “Heaven has a new Angel. My loving, genere, divertimento, endearing and beautiful friend @anneheche went to heaven.

I will miss her terribly and cherish all the beautiful memories we have shared. Anne was always the kindest, most thoughtful person who always brought out the best in me.

She was so supportive with anything she could do to help @racetoerasems and would always say yes when she knew she could contribute something with her time, talent and creative genius to help find a cure for MS.

My heart is broken ???#heavenhasanewangel #heavenhasanotherangel?.” Heche was 53.

Heche’s ex, talk show legend Ellen DeGeneres, broke her silence on Friday, twittando: “This is a sad day. I’m sending Anne’s children, family and friends all of my love.

A rep for the actress told TMZ on Monday that Heche had slipped into a coma following the August 5 crash.

“Poco dopo l'incidente, Anne Heche perse i sensi, scivolando in coma ed è in condizioni critiche,” the rep said.

“Ha una lesione polmonare significativa che richiede ventilazione meccanica e ustioni che richiedono un intervento chirurgico.”

The rep also told LE PERSONE: “She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.

HECHE SQUIRMING IN AGONY

Dramatic photos of the wreckage show her mangled vehicle being towed after Heche was dragged out of the flaming car by firefighters.

The 53-year-old was seen squirming in agony on a stretcher before she was rushed to the hospital after the smash at around 11am.

She was reportedly driving at speeds of up to 90mph before the crash, which took place in the Mar Vista area of LA.

Video footage has shown Heche appearing to speed down a residential street in her blue Mini Cooper moments before the devastating smash.

A neighbor at the time claimed that he heard her plow into a garage of an apartment complex while numerous residents rushed to her aid.

But Heche instead ignored their attempts to help and put the car in reverse before zooming off again, affermavano gli spettatori.

Ha poi attraversato una siepe e speronato in una casa vicina prima che la sua Mini Cooper distrutta prendesse fuoco.

L'incendio ha inghiottito la casa e ha mandato il fumo a gonfiarsi lungo la strada.

Alcuni 59 i vigili del fuoco sono stati lasciati a combattere il “fiamme ostinate” per 65 minuti, secondo i vigili del fuoco di Los Angeles.

The actress stumbled into a coma days after the crash

The actress stumbled into a coma days after the crashCredito: Splash
The wreck left Anne with serious injuries

The wreck left Anne with serious injuriesCredito: Splash

DIFFICULT DECISION

Before her death, reports surfaced that those closest to Heche were grappling with the decision to take her off life support.

Scadenza reported that the actress was being kept alive until it was officially determined whether any organs undamaged in the crash could be donated.

“Vogliamo ringraziare tutti per i loro gentili auguri e preghiere per la guarigione di Anne e ringraziare il personale dedicato e le meravigliose infermiere che si sono prese cura di Anne al Grossman Burn Center presso l'ospedale di West Hills,” un rappresentante della famiglia di Heche ha detto a Deadline.

"Purtroppo, a causa del suo incidente, Anne Heche ha subito una grave lesione cerebrale anossica ed è rimasta in coma, in condizioni critiche. Non dovrebbe sopravvivere.

“È stata a lungo una sua scelta di donare i suoi organi e viene tenuta in vita per determinare se alcuni sono vitali.

“Anne aveva un cuore enorme e toccava tutti quelli che incontrava con il suo spirito generoso.

“Più del suo straordinario talento, vedeva diffondere gentilezza e gioia come il lavoro della sua vita, specialmente muovere l'ago per accettare chi ami.

“Sarà ricordata per la sua coraggiosa onestà e molto sentita per la sua luce”.

LA VITA DA STELLA

Out of Aurora, Ohio, Heche came to recognition after portraying twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love in the late ’80s soap opera Another World.

The role earned her a Daytime Emmy Award and two Soap Opera Digest Awards.

Her career reached new heights in the late 1990s with roles in Donnie Brasco, the disaster film Volcano, the comedic film Six Days, Seven Nights, and the slasher-horror movie I Know What You Did Last Summer.

In 1997, her relationship with DeGeneres became the subject of widespread media interest.

Heche and Ellen were one of Hollywood’s first openly gay couples until their amicably split in 2000.

She is survived by her sons, Homer and Atlas, as well as her sister Abigail.