Actress Anne Heche Passed Away At 53


We are sending our sincere sympathies to her family, friends, and supporters during this difficult time.

A Daytime Emmy Award and two Soap Opera Digest Award winner, Anne Heche, who was known for her portrayal as twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on the soap opera “Another World,” has passed away at the age of 53.

Anne Heche

Her representative verified to TMZ that she is “brain dead,” rendering her legally dead in accordance with California law, but the actress is kept on life support so that she can donate her organs.

Her representative also issued a statement after she passed away at a hospital in Los Angeles which reads, “We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.”

“Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”

The moment Heche’s death was announced, many people paid tribute to her on social media. Among them was her ex-girlfriend Ellen DeGeneres, who tweeted, “This is a sad day. I’m sending Anne’s children, family and friends all of my love.”

Anne Heche Dead

The home’s owner, who was also present when the actress slammed into the property, expressed her sympathies in a video uploaded on Instagram and said, “The news of Anne Heche passing is devastating. Her family and her friends and her children, especially, really have suffered a great loss, and my heart goes out for them.”

“This entire situation is just tragic and there really are just no words. I’m sending love to everyone involved.”

Heche’s passing comes after her family and friends informed multiple outlets that she is “not expected to survive” because of the incident, which caused her to “suffered a catastrophic anoxic brain damage.”

“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.”

This information comes after Heche’s publicist erroneously released a statement claiming that she was in a stable condition, causing her rep to clarify that she has ostensibly always been in severe condition.

As we previously reported, Heche suffered severe burn injuries in a single-vehicle collision last week in Los Angeles after both her car and the house she crashed into were entirely engulfed in flames.

She caused a fire by crashing into a neighboring house which was eventually became entirely damaged as the fire become more serious. Furthermore, the fire caused Heche to sustain serious burn wounds.

Reactions to Actress Anne Heche Passed Away At 53

I don’t think people realize you can have empathy for both Anne Heche and the family whose home she destroyed. It doesn’t have to be one or the other. Addiction and mental health are issues that should never be taken lightly.

The entire Anne Heche thing is a total tragedy. Sending prayers and love to everyone involved. What a sad, mess. I am thankful she’s donating her kidneys. If you have something nasty to say, scroll on by or be blocked. Substance abuse is no joke.

My heart breaks for Anne Heche, she had a difficult life. Abused by her father as a kid, her mother died of cancer, brother killed himself, she didn't realize she had mental illness til Fresno incident after break up with Ellen. She got better with help. May she rest in Peace. ❤️