Anne Heche's son mourns mother: 'We have lost a bright light'

8/14/2022 9:32:00 PM

Anne Heche will be taken off life support today after she was matched for organ donation, a family representative says

Anne Heche will be taken off life support today after she was matched for organ donation, a family representative says

Anne Heche's son paid tribute to his mother Friday, saying the family had lost 'a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.'

(CNN)Anne Heche's son paid tribute to his mother Friday, saying the family had lost"a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.Hollywood actress Anne Heche has died at age 53, a rep for Heche's family confirmed the news to TMZ in a statement saying: "We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.Anne Heche to be taken off life supportAnne Heche is to be taken off life support after organ transplant recipients have been found.Anne Heche Is Brain Dead After Fiery Crash Into Home, Spokesperson Says “As of today, there will be no further investigative efforts made in this case," the department announced Friday.

" In a statement Heche's son, Homer Laffoon, 20, wrote:"My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom.After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness.Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom.22) at the age of 53 after suffering a severe anoxic brain injury following a high-speed, fiery car crash in Los Angeles earlier this month and will be taken off life on Sunday (14."Heche was in a car that was traveling at a high speed when it ran off the road and collided with a residence that became engulfed in flames on August 5, Los Angeles Police Public Information Officer Jeff Lee told CNN at the time.Heche was spotted by a camera speeding past a neighborhood moments before the crash, in which the car was driven 30 feet inside a two-story house.A week after the crash, Heche was"brain dead" but remained on life support, according to a statement from her family and friends shared with CNN by their representative.

Heche has matched with an organ recipient and will be taken off life support on Sunday, a representative for her family told CNN.COLLIDER VIDEO OF THE DAY Heche was taken to the hospital in critical condition, sustaining severe brain and pulmonary injuries that forced the medical team to put her on a ventilator and then life support.A spokesperson told NBCNews:"Organ recipients have been identified and surgeons are ready to perform the implants once Heche has been removed from life support.Read MoreUnder California law, due to her condition, Heche is considered legally dead.The family said in a previous statement Thursday night that it has"long been" Heche's choice to donate her organs." Heche gained international fame in the 90s, a period in which she starred in high-profile and acclaimed movies such as Six Days, Seven Nights, Donnie Brasco, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Wag the Dog."We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend," the earlier statement from the family said.08."Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy.Recently, she had recurring roles on Chicago P.

Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact." Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury, which deprives the brain of oxygen, as a result the crash, according to the family's representative.and OWN’s All Rise.The agent previously revealed the writer is"likely" to lose an eye following the attack.A woman inside the home at the time of the crash suffered minor injuries and sought medical attention, according to Lee.After it was announced that the actress was declared brain dead, the Los Angeles Police Department ended its felony investigation into the crash, a police spokesperson told CNN Saturday evening.Heche kept the relationship very public, something that’s daring for a Hollywood superstar even by today’s standards.The department will continue acquiring some outstanding items it previously sought via search warrants, but"no further investigation towards prosecution will occur," the spokesperson added.08.

Photos: Actress Anne HecheActress Anne Heche poses for a portrait in 2015.Heche was a vocal advocate for gay marriage, and also very blunt about the issues in her life: In her autobiography Call Me Crazy, the actress spoke openly about her struggles with mental health and about being a victim of abuse.Hide Caption 1 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche, seen here in 1990 with Russell Todd, won a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance on the soap opera"Another World." She played twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love.The series is yet to get a release date.Read more here: Entertainment Donald Trump's home was searched for secret 'documents about nuclear weapons' ***Get more celebrity news from the past week here: Celeb news for the week of Aug.Hide Caption 2 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche, right, appears with Catherine Keener in the 1996 film"Walking and Talking."Hide Caption 3 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche, left, holds hands with comedian Ellen DeGeneres at the world premiere of the movie"Face/Off" in 1997.She is survived by her parents and her two kids.

The two dated for several years." Entertainment Josh Peck thinks Jennette McCurdy is 'incredibly brave' Josh Peck thinks Jennette McCurdy is"incredibly brave" for speaking out in her new book and picked up a copy of his fellow child star's tell-all memoir as soon as he could.Hide Caption 4 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche stars with Tommy Lee Jones in the 1997 film"Volcano."Hide Caption 5 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche and Johnny Depp in a scene from 1997's"Donnie Brasco."Hide Caption 6 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche appears with Robert De Niro in 1998's"Wag the Dog.Entertainment Michelle Visage shocked by 'introverted' RuPaul Michelle Visage was shocked by how much of an"introvert" her friend RuPaul is away from the cameras."Hide Caption 7 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche and Vince Vaughn in 1998's"Psycho.

"Hide Caption 8 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche stars with Harrison Ford in the 1998 film"Six Days, Seven Nights."Hide Caption 9 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche signs a fan's hat at the"Get Real" premiere in 1999.Entertainment Winnie Harlow wants people to focus on more than her skin condition Winnie Harlow wants people to focus on more than just her skin condition, vitiligo.Hide Caption 10 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche, right, directs Sharon Stone in a segment of the 2000 film"If These Walls Could Talk 2.DeGeneres, center, was also in the movie.Hide Caption 11 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheFrom left, Stone, Michelle Williams and Heche hold Lucy Awards that were awarded in 2000 to the creators and cast of"If These Walls Could Talk" and"If These Walls Could Talk 2.Entertainment Anne Heche's joy in final Instagram post Anne Heche looked overjoyed in her final Instagram post.

"Hide Caption 12 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche married Coley Laffoon in 2001.They had a son together, Homer, before divorcing in 2009.Hide Caption 13 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche and Laffoon walk with their son in 2002.Entertainment Michelle Branch charged with domestic violence against estranged husband Patrick Carney Michelle Branch has been charged with domestic violence against her estranged husband Patrick Carney less than a day after she announced they were splitting following three years of marriage.Hide Caption 14 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche attends the Los Angeles premiere of"American Splendor" in 2003.Hide Caption 15 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche and boyfriend James Tupper arrive at an Emmy Awards reception in 2010.

They had a son together, Atlas.Entertainment Ashton Kutcher horrified by bleeding nipples during marathon training Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher was left shocked when his nipples started bleeding as he was taking part in a 17-mile marathon training run.Hide Caption 16 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche and actress Conchata Ferrell perform at a theater in Santa Monica, California, during a cancer benefit in 2010.Hide Caption 17 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche, center, appears on an episode of"Save Me" in 2013.Hide Caption 18 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche and Juliette Goglia work with Michael J.Entertainment Megan Thee Stallion drops Traumazine amid record label legal drama Megan Thee Stallion is hoping to be free from her contract with 1501 Certified Entertainment after dropping her latest LP 'Traumazine'.Fox on a 2013 episode of"The Michael J.

Fox Show."Hide Caption 19 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche on a 2015 episode of"Quantico.Entertainment Kate McKinnon 'scared and sad' about Saturday Night Live exit Kate McKinnon was"scared and sad" about leaving 'Saturday Night Live' after a decade but she could no longer cope with the"gruelling" schedule of the show."Hide Caption 20 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche takes a photo with her son Homer in 2017.Hide Caption 21 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche takes a bow with other actors during a curtain call for the"Twentieth Century" benefit concert reading in 2019.Earlier in her career, Heche appeared in the Broadway play and was nominated for a Tony Award.Entertainment Hilary Duff's daughter has hand, foot and mouth disease 'How I Met Your Father' star Hilary Duff has revealed her daughter has hand, foot and mouth disease.

Hide Caption 22 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche dances with Keo Motsepe on the TV competition"Dancing With the Stars" in 2020.Hide Caption 23 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche appears in an episode of"All Rise" in 2021.Hide Caption 24 of 25 Photos: Actress Anne HecheHeche attends the Directors Guild of America Awards in March.Entertainment Tommy Lee appears to have deleted newly infamous full-frontal picture which broke Instagram's nudity rules Tommy Lee appears to have deleted his newly infamous full-frontal picture posted online from his bathroom - which broke Instagram's nudity rules.Hide Caption 25 of 25In their message on Thursday, Heche's family and friends thanked her care team at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital and paid tribute to Heche's"huge heart" and"generous spirit.""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," the statement read.

Heche rose to fame on the soap opera"Another World," where she played the dual role of twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love from 1987 to 1991.She earned a Daytime Emmy Award for her performance on the show.Heche followed that success with numerous films, including"Donnie Brasco,""Wag the Dog" and"Six Days Seven Nights" opposite Harrison Ford.In more recent years, Heche has appeared in television shows like"The Brave,""Quantico," and"Chicago P.D.

"Following the crash, there was an outpouring of support for the actress from the Hollywood community.Her ex and former"Men in Trees" co-star James Tupper, with whom she shares one of her two sons, wrote on Instagram:"Thoughts and prayers for this lovely woman, actress and mother tonight Anne Heche.We love you." Ryan Tillotson, the producer of Heche's podcast "Better Together," said in a statement she was"irreplaceable" and will be remembered for"her big heart, her commitment to the people she loved, and the fearless way she fought for what she believed in.""More than a beloved host, Anne was my friend, collaborator, and a damn good actress.

Anne added life to every room she entered with her tremendous energy and welcoming presence," Tillotson said..

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That was quick. Did they ever figure out why she was alive getting into the ambulance? Hollywood's a scary place, got to perform those sacrificial rites and give the demons their blood Wow, very sad, my sincerest condolences to the family and friends. 😔💞🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏💞😪 What a hard life, rest in peace now

R.I.P Goodbye Anne and God Bless you as you journey to the next level. It’s likely only her eyes as she has a fairly well documented history of substance and alcohol abuse. The trauma her body suffered from this event will further preclude many of her organs for transplant. Yep May she rest in peace he roman english or he is Scandinavian english?

I can only say how sorry I am for the family, yet she gave of her self with her organ donations to others as her last testament of a great human and her love for others, may others follow her example.

'Six Days, Seven Nights' Star Anne Heche Dies at 53'We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.' Not true. She's braid dead but on life support TELL EMILY KAVANAGH Rest easy. Sending love to Anne’s family and friends. ❤️ Your fight has ended. You will not be forgotten. 💔😭 R.I.P. AnneHeche 🙏🏼🤍🫶

Will they tell the organ recipient that Heche had cocaine in her system when she died. Could that make a difference in the functionality of the organ? I'm no Dr. RestinPeaceAnneHeche ~ She was ON DRUGS& is about as STUPID as a person can be!! She was HIGH& PLOWED into someone's HOME, nearly KILLING THAT INDIVIDUAL!! WHY are we hearing SO. MUCH. about Anne Heche, JUST BECAUSE SHE IS FAMOUS!! She makes me SICK :'(

No condolences here. She was drunk driving and almost hit a pedestrian before plowing through a house that caught fire. Almost killing the occupant of the resident too. Everyone seems to have forgotten about that. My sympathy goes to that lady because now she has no house Uh, brain dead means dead. No recovery. The brain stem is responsible for the autonomic nervious system including breathing and the heart amount others.

Anne Heche dies at 53, Salman Rushdie taken off ventilator after attack, and more celeb newsAnne Heche is to be taken off life support after organ transplant recipients have been found. Get that and more celeb news here. I thought she was dead Friday after being taken off life support. What in Tony Dow's name is going on?

LAPD Ends Investigation Into Anne Heche Car CrashThe Los Angeles Police Department has ended its investigation into Anne Heche’s car accident, when the actor crashed into a Los Angeles home on Aug. 5. Don't speed, take your time, there's no need to be in a heche.

Anne Heche remains on life support for donor evaluationLOS ANGELES (AP) — Anne Heche remains on life support and under evaluation for organ donation after a car crash that led to her brain death, a representative for the actor said Friday. Under current California law, death can be determined by the loss of all brain function and in accordance with accepted medical standards.

Anne Heche brain-dead one week after car crash into California home, rep saysActress Anne Heche is brain-dead after suffering a severe brain injury in her car crash in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, her representative said. 😥🙏🏼

Anne Heche brain-dead one week after car crash into California home, rep saysActress Anne Heche is brain-dead after suffering a severe brain injury in her car crash in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, her representative said. Do y’all just recycle stuff on a set schedule? Pretty sure she died…yesterday… So sad, I was really hoping she made through. Rip Ms. Anne