LOS ANGELES – Actress Anne Heche’s injuries are so severe that her inner circles appear to be bracing for the worst.
According to Heche’s representative, the actress suffered a “catastrophic brain injuries” from last week’s crash in Mar Vista. Heche is not expected to survive, according to her representative.
Heche’s representative issued the following statement:
“We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses that 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 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.”
Last Friday, Heche was involved in a fiery crash after driving into a Mar Vista home. Crews pulled her from the scene and at the time of the rescue, she was sitting upright and appeared alert. Prior to Thursday night’s development, the Los Angeles Police Department investigated Heche for felony DUI.
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