Anne Heche passed away due to tragic circumstances as she crashed her car into a home in California. The actress passed away a week later, and now those who knew her best are mourning the loss.
Back in the 1990s, Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Heche were one of the first mainstream LBGTQ couples. Even though the relationship was for few years, they still cared for one another.
Ellen DeGeneres sent love to her ex-partner Anne Heche’s family after the actress passed away on Aug. 12 at 53 years old. She mourned the actress’s passing in a statement after she was declared brain-dead a week after her fatal car crash.
“This is a sad day. I’m sending Anne’s children, family and friends all of my love.”
DeGeneres’ statement came after Heche’s representative confirmed that she was brain dead and being kept on life support to see if she was able to donate any of her organs. Shortly afterward, the rep confirmed Anne had passed in a statement to People.
“Today, we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend,” the rep said. “Anne will be deeply missed, but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”
This is a terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Heche family in this difficult time. RIP.