Sad Update for Anne Heche
Representatives of Anne Heche shared a sad update. The Emmy Award winning actress is “not expected to survive” as a result of last week’s car crash. Heche suffered a “severe anoxic brain injury. Heche is just 53 years old and is mother to two sons, ages 20 and 13.
The star remains in critical condition and in a coma. Heche is being kept on life support to determine if her organs have potential for donation.
TMZ also reported that a source from the Los Angeles Police Department that cocaine and fentanyl were found in Heche’s blood draw taken shortly after being admitted to the hospital after Friday’s crash. The source cautioned that fentanyl was a pain reliever and may have been administered as part of Heche’s treatment at the hospital.
Here is the full statement from Heche’s Publicist:
On Behalf of Family and Friends of Anne Heche:
We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses that cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital.
Unfortunately, due to her 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 are viable.
Anne had a huge heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit. More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her life’s work — especially moving the needle for acceptance of who you love. She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and dearly missed for her light