According to the doctors there is no hope for Anne Heche, it seems that the American actress will not be able to recover from the terrible car accident that saw her involved last Friday. The actress’s family is making the difficult decision to remove her life support after she is declared brain dead. She is currently being kept alive by a respirator until it is determined whether it is possible to donate organs not damaged by the accident.
In the meantime, a statement has arrived (via Variety) by a representative of Heche’s family and friends.
We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s healing and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses who cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital. 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. It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she is kept alive to determine if any are viable. Anne had a huge heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit of hers. More than her extraordinary talent, she has seen kindness and joy spread as her life’s work, especially in moving the needle in accepting whom to love. She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and pity for her light.
After the accident, which also saw a fire, Heche was described as being in “extremely critical condition”. The prognosis referred to “a significant lung injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns requiring surgery”. There had been a lot of speculation about Heche’s physical condition prior to the accident, the actress being filmed driving erratically and accelerating in the minutes leading up to the accident, including being involved in another minor car accident that occurred. a few blocks from the site of the most serious accident. A blood test was performed after Heche’s hospitalization, which revealed “the presence of narcotics in the blood”.
Heche had recently finished filming the film produced by Lifetime Girl In Room 13 exploring the dark world of human trafficking.
“This project is important to Anne and each of us,” said Amy Winter, executive vice president and chief of programming for Lifetime Networks. “We all tried to make a film that would bring attention to this terrible problem of human trafficking for sexual purposes. We hope this film reaches audiences and is inspired by it as Anne was in helping us with our mission to stop violence against women ”.