american actress Anne Heche passed away this Friday at 53 yearsa week after suffering a spectacular car accident while driving at high speed through the streets of Los Angeles (USA).
The news was first announced by her friend Nancy Davis in an Instagram post and later the family confirmed the brain death of the actress. Heche is still connected to machines that keep her heart beating to keep her organs viable for donation.
“Today we lost a bright light and a kind and cheerful soul, a loving mother and a legal friend, “added the representative of the actress’s family, who leaves behind two children, ages 20 and 13.
Anne Heche rose to fame in the late 1980s with her portrayal of Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on the soap opera ‘Another World,’ for which won an Emmy.
Later starred in several independent filmssome with great popular repercussion like ‘Psycho’ (1998), ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer’ (1997) and ‘Six Days, Seven Nights’ (1998).
On stage, she was nominated for a Tony for the Broadway play ‘Twentieth Century’ and also He competed in the program ‘Dancing With The Stars‘, one of the most popular formats on American television.
Heche maintained sound relationships with the actress and presenter Ellen Degeneres and with the actor James Tupper.
In his professional horizon he had pending the premiere of the film ‘Girl in Room 13’, in which she played the mother of a daughter kidnapped by a women’s trafficking network. The Lifetime television channel has confirmed that it will broadcast the film.
Anne Heche’s car accident
The actress was admitted to West Hills Hospital on Friday, August 5, when her blue Mini Cooper crashed into a house in the Mar Vista area (Los Angeles) and the vehicle ended up engulfed in flames.
According to the Police, the car was going so fast that it left the road and burned when it hit the building, causing serious burns to Heche. it took more than an hour to extinguish the fire and 59 firefighters were needed.
Before the incident, several security cameras recorded her reckless driving through a residential area.
In fact, she was involved in two accidents, crashing first into a car and then into a garage from which she fled while a neighbor yelled at her, according to a video posted on the internet.
On the other hand, the Los Angeles Police (LAPD) is investigating if the actress was driving under the influence of drugs before the traffic accident last Friday.
The Los Angeles Police Office of Public Information confirmed this Thursday to the media that the blood tests reveal the presence of drugsalthough “additional tests are needed to rule out other substances administered in the hospital”.
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