Anne Heche’s team shared a fresh update on her health on Thursday, stating that she sustained a severe anoxic brain injury after a car accident last week and is unlikely to survive.
According to the statement sent to by Heche’s publicist, the star remains in a coma and in critical condition.
The Los Angeles Fire Department confirmed in a public report that their car collided with a two-story house in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles on Friday, causing a fire. The Los Angeles Police Department previously confirmed to THR that Heche is being investigated on felonies of driving under the influence and hit and run in connection with the incident.
Her team gave the media an update Monday that she was in a coma and in critical condition. “She has a significant lung injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns requiring surgical intervention,” the statement read in part at the time.
Heche is known for films such as I Know What You Did Last Summer and Six Days, Seven Nights, and TV appearances such as Men in Trees and Hung.
The latest explanation is below.
On behalf of Anne Heche’s family and friends:
We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery, and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses who took care of Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital.
Unfortunately, as a result of her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and is in a coma in critical condition. She is not expected to survive.
It has long been her decision to donate her organs and she is being kept alive to see if any are viable.
Anne had a big heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit. More than her extraordinary talent, she saw her life’s work in spreading kindness and joy—specifically, moving the needle to accept who you love. She will be remembered for her brave honesty and will be greatly missed for her light.