Aug 12, 2022

By Christine Ross

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Actor Anne Heche has died a week after a fiery car crash. It was announced early Friday that Heche would be taken off of life support.

“Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne suffered a severe anoxic brain injury,” the rep says in a statement on behalf of Heche’s family. “Shehas legally died, but life support is keeping her heart beating for organ donation,” her spokesperson says.

The 53-year-od American actor, who starred in films including Donnie Brasco, Catfight and the remake of Psycho, did not regain consciousness after the crash August 5. She leaves two sons.

In 1997, Heche began a high-profile relationship with sitcom star and talkshow host Ellen DeGeneres, shortly after the comedian came out as gay. The couple were together for three years. She married actor James Tupper in 2007 before they divorced in 2018.

In 2001, Heche published a memoir, Call Me Crazy, which detailed her turbulent upbringing as the youngest of five children in a family that moved 11 times during her childhood.

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