Donnie Brasco Star Anne Heche Dies Aged 53 Following Car Crash

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Anne Heche has died after being involved in a car crash which left her in a coma.

The actress suffered a “severe anoxic brain injury”, with her family previously stating that she was not expected to survive.

Heche was rushed West Hills Hospital in LA, where she was taken to the Burn centre. LA’s Fire Department also stated that the crash led to “structural compromise and… heavy fire”.

They also added that 59 firefighters were required to tackle the blaze.

“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,” a statement read.

“It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she is being kept on life support to determine if any are viable”.

They also added that Anne Heche had “a huge heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit”.

Before her death, a rep for Anne Heche also revealed that “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”. 

A “loving, kind, fun, endearing and beautiful friend”

After Heche’s death was confirmed, a close friend Nancy Davis paid an emotional tribute to the actress via her Instagram account.

“Heaven has a new Angel”, she wrote. “My loving, kind, fun, endearing and beautiful friend went to heaven”.

“I will miss her terribly and cherish all the beautiful memories we have shared. Anne was always the kindest, most thoughtful person who always brought out the best in me,” adding: “My heart is broken”. 

Anne Heche was also renowned for her roles in various films. These films include Donnie Brasco, starring Al Pacino and Johnny Depp. She also starred in Cedar Rapids and the 1998 remake Psycho.