Los Angeles — Anne Heche is is on life support after suffering brain damage in a violent crash in a week ago and is not expected to survive, according to the following statement: representative.
According to a statement released Thursday night, theactor, who is in a coma and is in critical condition,is a potential organ donor. He is kept on life support. on behalf of her family and friends.
Grossman of the West Hills Hospital Heche, who is admitted to his Byrne-Her Center, north of Los Angeles, suffered a "severe anoxic brain injury," the statement said. there is Such damage is caused by a persistent lack of oxygen to the brain.
She "is not expected to survive," the statement said. "For a long time she has chosen to donate organs. She is kept on life support to determine if she has viable organs."
On the morning of August 5, Heche's car crashed into a house in his West Los Angeles neighborhood, causing a fire with the car embedded in the house.
Earlier Thursday, police said they were investigating Heche for her DUI. Detectives with her search warrant took her blood samples and found drugs in her body, said her LAPD spokesperson Jeff Lee.
Toxicology tests, which take weeks to complete, should be performed to better identify drugs and distinguish them from drugs that may have been given for treatment in hospitals.
Police say evidence of the crash is still being collected and will, if warranted, file a lawsuit with prosecutors once the investigation is complete.
A representative for Heche declined to comment on the investigation.
On Tuesday, Heche spokesperson Heather Duffy Boylston said she has been in a coma since the accident, with burns requiring surgery and needing to breathe using a respirator. He said he had a lung injury.
"Anne had a big heart and a generous spirit that touched everyone she met. Beyond her extraordinary talent, her life's work is to spread kindness and joy." "She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and will be missed for her light," said a statement Thursday.
Heche, 53, was one of Hollywood's most prominent movie stars in the late 1990s, co-starring the likes of Johnny Depp ("Donny Brasco") and Harrison Ford ("Six Days, Seven Nights"). I played the opposite actor.
She recently had a recurring role in the network TV series Chicago P.D. She was a contestant on 'All Rise' and, in 2020, 'Dancing With the Stars'.
In her 2001 memoir, she talks about her lifelong struggle with mental health.
Her fellow celebrities and former co-stars shared messages of support for Heche after the accident.
Among them, actor Alec Baldwin shared his thoughts on Heche, whom he once worked with, on Instagram .
"Hey, my best wishes and all the love to Anne Heche," Baldwin said in the video. It made a very '90s thriller."
Brave." "She'll do anything, she'll do anything. We didn't do a lot of crazy things in the movie, but she was so original." added that they also worked together on the Tony Award-nominated play 20th Century.
A very talented person and I hope all is well and you will get through this," he said.
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