Anne Heche has died at age 53 following the car accident that left her in critical condition, Us Weekly confirms.“Anne is legally dead according to California law,” a rep for Heche told Us on Friday, August 12. “Her heart is still beating and she has not been taken off of life support.
This is in order to allow OneLegacy Foundation enough time to find recipients who will be a match.”The actress’ rep also released a statement to People on Friday in honor of the late star and her legacy. “Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend,” the rep said on behalf of the Ohio native’s family and friends. “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 Los Angeles Police Department confirmed to Us on August 5, that the driver — who was later identified as Heche — was allegedly speeding while traveling eastbound on Preston Way in Los Angeles.The blue Mini Cooper ran off the road and collided with a house on Preston and Walgrove around 11 a.m.Read more on usmagazine.com