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Anne Heche ‘shouldn’t survive’ after suffering brain damage in car crash

Anne Heche is ‘not expected to survive’ after her car crashed into a Los Angeles home last week and suffered severe burns and brain damage. Heche – who has been hospitalized in critical condition since the incident – has worsened, her family and friends shared a statement with CNN on Friday.

“Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition. She is not expected to survive,” the statement read, According to CNN, “It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she is being kept on life support to determine if any are viable.”

Anoxic brain injuries like Heche’s are the result of a “lack of oxygen to the brain,” according to the Shepherd Center, a nonprofit hospital in Atlanta.

Heche’s family and friends remembered her for her “huge heart” and “generous spirit”, adding in their statement, “More than her extraordinary talent, she saw kindness and joy as the work of her life – especially moving the needle to accept who you love. She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and will be sorely missed for her light.

Heche was first hospitalized last Friday (August 5) after driving her car into a house in Mar Vista, sending it up in flames. The home owner and his pet were evacuated to safety.

Los Angeles police say Heche had drugs in his system at the time of the accident, according to NBC News. Police said in a statement on Thursday (August 11th): ‘Preliminary blood tests revealed the presence of drugs’, but declined to ‘comment at this time on the presence of cocaine, fentanyl or alcohol. at this moment”.

Police are investigating the crash as an “impaired driving traffic collision,” according to the statement obtained by NBC News.



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