According to reports from the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner, the star of “Six Days, Seven Nights”, Anne Heche, passed away from inhalation and thermal injuries that resulted from a car crash that occurred on August 5. According to the findings of the coroner’s office, one of the “significant conditions” that contributed to Anne’s death was a sternal fracture that was caused by blunt trauma.
Anne Heche passed away on August 11 and her accident has been determined to be the cause of her demise.
On August 12, a representative for Heche’s family stated to E! that she had been pronounced dead, but using life support her heart would be kept beating according to the laws of the state of California. This was done in order to provide the OneLegacy Foundation with sufficient time to find recipients who were a match for the organs that Heche wished to donate.
After two days, Heche was “peacefully removed off life support” after it was determined who would receive her organs, according to her spokesperson.
It has been more than a week since Heche’s Mini Cooper was involved in an accident in the Mar Vista neighborhood of LA, which resulted in the property being damaged. Before the accident, the vehicle was moving at a high speed, which is why it “burst into flames and came to rest 30 feet inside the two-story home,” stated by the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Heche received medical attention at the site before being sent to a hospital in a critical condition. After some time had passed, a representative for Heche revealed to E! that the actress had fallen into a coma and did not “regain consciousness since shortly after the accident.“
Her son Homer Laffoon, who is now 20 years old and whom she shared with Coley Laffoon, her ex-husband, said in a statement to E! that he has been “left with a deep, wordless sadness” since she passed away.
“Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom,” he continued. “I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time.” In addition to Homer, she was also mom to Atlas Tupper, 13, her son with James Tupper.