Anne Heche Suffered Severe Brain Injury and ‘Is Not Expected to Survive’: Rep

Anne Heche is going through a grim prognosis after struggling a catastrophic mind harm, a rep for the Emmy-winning actress tells PEOPLE.

“Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition,” the rep says in an announcement on behalf of Heche’s household.

“She is not expected to survive.”

“It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she’s being kept on life support to determine if any are viable,” the rep tells PEOPLE.

The assertion goes on to precise gratitude for the outpouring of assist and for the care proven for Heche, 53, within the aftermath of the devastating automotive crash on Aug. 5.

“We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses that cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital,” the assertion continues.

As for her legacy, “Anne had a huge heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit,” says the rep on behalf of the household. “More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her life’s work — especially moving the needle for acceptance of who you love. She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and dearly missed for her light.”

Anne Heche photographed by Gregory ArltAnne Heche Photographed By Gregory Arlt
Anne Heche photographed by Gregory Arlt

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In the six days since she crashed her automotive right into a home within the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, the actress by no means regained consciousness. The fiery crash destroyed a home and left Heche in essential situation and intubated.

“She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention,” a rep for the actress advised PEOPLE on Aug. 8. “She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.”

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As information broke of the accident, a lot of Heche’s followers and those that knew her showered social media with assist for the star.

Actor James Tupper, Heche’s associate of greater than 10 years till their January 2018 cut up, additionally despatched his love.

Thoughts and prayers for this beautiful lady, actress and mom tonight Anne Heche ,” he wrote on Instagram, captioning a photograph of Heche and the 13-year-old son Atlas they share. “We love you.”

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - MARCH 12: Anne Heche attends the 74th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton on March 12, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)Beverly Hills, California - March 12: Anne Heche Attends The 74Th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards At The Beverly Hilton On March 12, 2022 In Beverly Hills, California. (Photo By Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Filmmagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 12: Anne Heche attends the 74th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton on March 12, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

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Heche can be mother to son Homer, 20, from her marriage to Coley Laffoon. Her ex-boyfriend Thomas Jane supplied his “ideas and prayers” to the Daily Mail, crediting Heche as “one of the true talents of her generation.”

The actress has remained busy in current months, with a number of initiatives within the works. In June, she wrapped on Lifetime’s Girl in Room 13, set to premiere this fall. She can even star reverse Dermot Mulroney within the upcoming horror-thriller Full Ride, has a recurring position in All Rise on OWN and is premiering in Sam Levinson and The Weeknd‘s HBO present Idol.

She not too long ago starred within the Peter Facinelli-directed psychological thriller The Vanished for Netflix and Quiver’s twister thriller 13 Minutes. Listeners can hear her on her podcast, Better Together with Anne & Heather.


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