Under California law, 53-year-old Heche is legally dead, but her family says they keep her beating and have not been put off life because they want a match for organ donation, in connection with her wish. In.

Actress best known for roles in Donnie Brasco, Cedar Rapids and 1998 remake of Psycho.

Heche suffered severe burns and lung damage after it crashed into a two-story house in the Mar Vista area on the morning of Friday 5 August.

Initial blood tests showed “symptoms of narcotics” in her system and her family said she was “not expected to survive” after the collision left her in a coma.

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has said that additional testing is needed to rule out any substances administered at the hospital.

In a statement his family said he had lost “a bright light, a kindest and most joyous soul, a loving mother and a loyal friend”.

“Anne will be greatly missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her distinguished body of work and her passionate advocacy,” he said.

“His bravery to stand up for the truth, spread his message of love and acceptance will have a lasting impact.”

US talk show host Ellen DeGeneres, who dated Heche from 1997 to 2000, tweeted: “It’s a sad day. I’m sending all my love to Anne’s kids, family and friends.”

Heche has previously stated that her relationship with DeGeneres was important at the time because of the global attention she received as Hollywood stars in a same-sex romance.

At the same time, Nancy Davis, a friend of the actress, wrote on Instagram that “there is a new angel in heaven.

“My sweet, kind, funny, sweet and beautiful friend Anne Heche has gone to heaven. I will miss her dearly and will cherish all the beautiful memories we shared,” she said.

On Thursday Heche’s family issued a statement saying: “Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne Heche suffered a serious brain injury and is in a coma, in critical condition. She is not expected to survive.”

“It has long been an option to donate her organs and she is being put on life support to determine if any are viable.”

Heche made her first notable role in the soap opera Another World in the early 1990s, portraying Vicky Hudson and Marley Love.

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