Actress Anne Heche, 53, died today after being in a coma for a week after being involved in a car crash in Los Angeles, US. She suffered severe burns and severe brain damage after the collision.
The information was confirmed by his family to the British newspaper The Guardian.
In a statement last night, a rep for the actress said she would not survive the brain damage.
The statement told TMZ: “Unfortunately, due to the accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition. She is not expected to survive. “
“It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she is being kept on life support to determine if any of them are viable.”
On August 5, Anne Heche was driving in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles when she crashed her blue Mini Cooper into the garage of an apartment complex.
The actress was rescued by locals but reversed and sped up, hitting the car again in another house. The blow was so strong that it set the car on fire.
Firefighters helped the actress and, according to the American site TMZ, at least two people were knocked down by the celebrity before the collision which set fire to the car.
Los Angeles police received a warrant to take a blood test from the actress to determine if she was under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time of the accident. Tests revealed that she had not been drinking, but was under the influence of drugs.
Anne became known for starring in series such as Men in Trees, Hung, Save Me, Aftermath and The Brave. In cinema, he has also participated in feature films such as Volcano, Jogando com Prazer and Seis Dias, Sete Noites.
The actress was high on drugs
Anne Heche was under the influence of drugs when she was the victim of a serious car accident last Friday (05). To Deadline magazine, the LAPD confirmed that there were narcotics in his blood, but did not specify which substances were used.
TMZ, citing LAPD sources, said cocaine and fentanyl were found in the actress’s blood in a sample taken from the hospital after the accident.
Fentanyl, however, can be used as a painkiller in hospitals, so it will be necessary to find out if the substance was already in Heche’s blood at the time of the accident.
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