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The representative of the American actress Anne Heche reported this Friday that the 53-year-old interpreter is brain dead after the serious accident suffered on August 5, when his car crashed into a house in Los Angeles and was engulfed in flames. . .
“She was declared brain dead last night but was kept on life support for organ donation,” her rep, Holly Baird, told the newspaper. Los Angeles Times.
The same media informs doctors at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital, where the actress is admitted, that they are in the process of determining if one of her organs is viable for donation, as was her wish.
Previously, the actress’ family reported that she was suffering “a severe anoxic brain injury”, occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen.
Heche, a mother of two, has acted in films such as Donnie Brasco“Congress at Cedar Rapids”, Volcano“Six Days and Seven Nights”, and the new version of the classic Psychosis from 1998.
Her name began to resonate loudly in the entertainment world when she was nominated for an Emmy Award for her performance in the series Another world (“Another World”) between 1987 and 1991.
His other television work includes appearances on Ally McBeal, Chicago PD there Dancing with the stars.
Relationships and confessions
At the end of the 1990s, the actress hit the headlines for her love affair with the television presenter Ellen Degeneresat a time when same-sex relationships were rarely made public in Hollywood.
That’s why they got a lot of press attention when they went to the movie’s premiere together. Volcano in 1997. A year later, the actress appeared on an episode of Ellenhis partner’s comedy.
The actress later confessed that going public with her love for another woman cost her jobs in the entertainment industry during those years.
“It wasn’t a long romantic relationship, (but) it was a time in my life where I had the glory of being able to stand up for what I believe in and what I’ve believed in since I was a kid,” she said in an interview.
According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the actress’ car eventually burst into flames after colliding with a house and was “uninhabitable”.
The only inhabitant of the building is unscathed.
Police said last Friday that preliminary blood tests revealed the presence of drugs in your systembut that further testing was needed to rule out any substance administered in the hospital.
The Los Angeles Police Department told the PA news agency that the incident was being investigated as a traffic crime due to driving under the influence of a substance.
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