She was best known for her role in the long-running soap opera “Another World.” Her film credits include “Six Days Seven Nights” and “Donnie Brasco.”
Actor Anne Heche died on Friday, after succumbing to !njuries from a car crash days earlier, according to friends.
She was 53 years old.
Her friend, Nancy Davis, revealed the news in a memorial post on Instagram, writing: “Heaven has a new Angel. My loving, kind, fun, endearing and beautiful friend Anne Heche went to heaven. I will miss her terr!bly and cherish all the beautiful memories we have shared.”
Heche was severely burned when she crashed into a Los Angeles home in the Mar Vista neighborhood on Aug. 5. Shortly after the crash, her car burst into flames, which took firef!ghters nearly an hour to extinguish, according to NBC News.
She was taken to a hospital and initially listed in critical condition, then she reportedly fell into a coma Aug. 8.
After Heche’s acc!dent, the Los Angeles Police Department launched an investigation into the actor for al|egedly driving under the influence and fleeing from an earlier hit-and-run, the Los Angeles Times reported. Police confirmed to the Times that they obtained a search warrant to test the actor’s blo0d alc0hol level.
LAPD confirmed to TMZ on Aug. 11 that Heche had c0caine in her system during the acc!dent.
“In preliminary testing, the blo0d draw revealed the presence of dr*gs,” the LAPD statement said. “The case is being investigated as felony DUI traffic collision.”
In her 2001 memoir, “Call Me Crazy,” Heche discussed her tr*umatic upbringing and the mental health issues that arose in her adu|t years.
“I’m not crazy,” she told Barbara Walters during an interview with ABC News. “But it’s a crazy life. I was raised in a crazy family, and it took 31 years to get the crazy out of me.”
Heche’s acting career began in 1987 when she starred in the long-running soap opera “Another World.” In 1991, she won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama series for the show. She has appeared in numerous movies, including the 1996 film “The Juror,” the 1997 h0rror film “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” 1998′s “Six Days Seven Nights,” 1997′s Donnie Brasco” and the 2002 thriller “John Q.”
The actor dated comedian and television host Ellen DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000. She was married to cameraman Coleman Laffoon from 2001 to 2007. Heche was also in a relationship with actor James Tupper from 2008 to 2018. She is survived by her two sons: 20-year-old Homer Laffoon, whose father is Coleman Laffoon, and 13-year-old Atlas, whose father is James Tupper.