A representative said Hechen suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and is not expected to survive after crashing his car into a home in LA last week.
LOS ANGELES – Anne Heche is on life support after suffering a brain injury in a violent crash a week ago and is not expected to survive, a spokeswoman said.
The actor, who is in a coma and is in critical condition, is on life support pending a possible organ donation, a statement released Thursday night by family and friends said.
Heche, who was hospitalized at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital, north of Los Angeles, suffered a “severe anoxic brain injury,” the statement said. Such an injury is caused by a persistent lack of oxygen to the brain.
“He is not expected to survive,” the statement said. “It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she is being kept on life support to determine if any are viable.”
In the early hours of August 5, Hechen’s car crashed into a house in a neighborhood west of Los Angeles, causing a car fire inside the house.
On Thursday, police said Heche was being investigated for driving under the influence. With a search warrant, detectives took a sample of his blood and found drugs in his system, LAPD spokesman Jeff Lee said.
Toxicology tests, which can take weeks to complete, must be performed to more accurately identify the drugs and differentiate them from any drugs prescribed for hospital treatment.
According to the police, the evidence related to the accident is still being collected and after the conclusion of the investigation, if there is a basis, they will present the case to the prosecutors.
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A representative for Heche declined to comment on the investigation.
On Tuesday, Heche spokeswoman Heather Duffy Boylston said he was in a coma after the crash with burns that required surgery and lung injuries that required the use of a ventilator to breathe.
“Anne had a big heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit. More than her extraordinary talent, she made it her life’s work to spread kindness and joy — especially moving the needle to accept the one you love,” the statement said Thursday. “She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and greatly missed for her light.”
Heche, 53, was among Hollywood’s most prominent movie stars in the late 1990s, playing opposite actors such as Johnny Depp (“Donnie Brasco”) and Harrison Ford (“Six Days, Seven Nights”). In her 2001 memoir, she discussed her lifelong struggle with mental health.
Most recently, she had recurring roles on the network series “Chicago PD” and “All Rise” and was a contestant on “Dancing with the Stars” in 2020.
Anne Heche suffered severe brain damage and is not expected to survive the accident
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