Anne Heche made headlines after her car crashed into a home in California. The actress suffered severe burns as a result of the horrific car wreck. The fiery crash left the 53-year-old actress comatose with a “severe anoxic brain injury.” Now, more concerning details about Heche’s survival has now been made public.
Daily Mail reports that Anne has been officially declared brain-dead and will be taken off life support after suffering a brain injury from the horrific Los Angeles car crash last week. According to Heche’s wishes, she will stay on a ventilator to determine whether any of her remaining organs are viable to be donated.
According to a statement released Thursday night on behalf of her family and friends, Heche, who’s been hospitalized at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital north of Los Angeles, suffered a ‘severe anoxic brain injury’ in the August 5 crash. Such an injury is caused by a sustained lack of oxygen to the brain. A representative for her loved ones said in a statement,
“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”
They added that it had ‘long been her choice’ to be an organ donor, so she will be kept on life support until medics are able to confirm whether she has any viable organs to donate. The actress was last reported still in a coma fighting for her life in the ‘worst state you can imagine’ after crashing her car into a house at 90mph while ‘high on cocaine’ last Friday.
On Tuesday, Heche spokesperson Heather Duffy Boylston said Heche was suffering from burns that required surgery and lung injuries that required the use of a ventilator to breathe. According to an LAPD officer, Anne Heche would have been charged with a hit-and-run if she survived the fiery crash.
We will continue covering this story here at Thirsty. Our thoughts are with her family and friends at this time.
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