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The Los Angeles County coroner ruled Anne Heche’s death an accident, caused by inhalation and thermal injuries.
The actor crashed his car into a house on August 5. She was declared legally dead two days before her family took her off life support on Sunday. She was 53 years old.
According to the coroner’s report, Heche also suffered a fractured sternum due to blunt trauma. His body was returned to his family.
Heche is known for her roles in 1990s films Volcano, Donnie Brascoand Six days, seven nights. She then turned to television, appearing on shows such as Everwood, Pinch/Tuckand featured on the ABC show Men in the trees.
After her death, her eldest son, Homer Laffoon, released a statement saying, “I hope my mother is out of pain and begins to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom.”