DONNIE Brasco star Anne Heche has died just days after being involved in a fiery car crash.
Heche’s close friend, Nancy Davis, announced her death on Friday in a touching Instagram tribute: “Heaven has a new Angel. My loving, 種類, 楽しい, 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 エレン・デジェネレス, broke her silence on Friday, ツイート: “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 クラッシュ.
“事故直後, アン・ヘッシュが意識を失った, 昏睡状態に陥り、危篤状態に,” the rep said.
The rep also told 人: “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, 見物人の主張.
いくつか 59 消防士は、 “頑固な炎” にとって 65 分, ロサンゼルス消防署によると.
彼女の死の前に, reports surfaced that those closest to Heche were grappling with the decision to take her off life support.
締め切り reported that the actress was being kept alive until it was officially determined whether any organs undamaged in the crash could be donated.
“私たちは、アンの回復のための親切な願いと祈りに感謝し、ウェスト ヒルズ病院のグロスマン バーン センターでアンの世話をしてくれた献身的なスタッフと素晴らしい看護師に感謝します。,” Hecheの家族の担当者がDeadlineに語った.
「残念ながら, 彼女の事故により, アン・ヘッシュは重度の無酸素性脳損傷を受け、現在も昏睡状態にある, 危篤状態にある. 彼女は生き残ることが期待されていません.
Out of Aurora, オハイオ, 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.
に 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.