Family Says Anne Heche "Not Expected To Survive" Crash

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Anne Heche's family have said that she is "not expected to survive" a horrendous car crash, which has left her in a coma.

Last Friday, the US actress was rushed to West Hills hospital following a car crash in Los Angeles' Mar Vista area, where she suffered a "severe anoxic brain injury" and remains in a coma as a result.

The crash also resulted in a "structural compromise and... heavy fire", according to the LA Fire Department. The department have also added that it took 59 firefighters 65 minutes to contain this blaze.

Thanking the "dedicated staff and wonderful nurses" at the hospital's Burn Centre, Heche's family released this statement. 

"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," the 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."

 "Anne had a huge heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit".

"More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her life's work - especially moving the needle for acceptance of who you love".

"She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and dearly missed for her light". 

Anne Heche is known for roles in films Donnie Brasco, Cedar Rapids and the 1998 remake Psycho. She also dated TV presenter Ellen DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000. 


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