• Wed. Mar 8th, 2023

Anne Heche has been taken off life support after being paired with an organ-donation recipient.

“Anne Heche has been peacefully taken off life support,” a representative for the actress’ family told CNN.

The Emmy-nominated actress, 53, was declared brain dead Friday in California, where local law says a person is deceased after the declaration, even if they still have a heart beat.

“It has long been her choice to donate her organs,” her rep told Page Six last week.

The mother-of-two was kept alive on machines until the donation happened.

Heche never regained consciousness after suffering horrific burns in a car crash August 5.

A report indicated Heche had drugs in her system when she barrelled her blue Mini Cooper into a suburban LA home, igniting a serious fire. The Los Angeles Police Department obtained a warrant shortly after pulling the actress from the wreckage to also test her blood-alcohol level.

Police dismissed an investigation into the terrible crash after she was declared brain dead.

Heche is survived by her 13-year-old son Atlas with Canadian actor James Tupper and a 20-year-old son, Homer, with her ex-husband, Coleman Laffoon. She also is survived by her mother, Nancy.

This story originally appeared on Page Six and is republished here with permission

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