(LOS ANGELES) Actress Anne Heche, who rose to prominence in the 1990s, has died a week after sustaining injuries in an L.A. area car crash.
She was 53 years old.
Heche got her start on TV in NBC soap opera “Another World” and later went on to star in films such as “Psycho,” “I Know What You Did Last Summer,” and alongside Johnny Depp in the 1997 hit “Donnie Brasco.”
She also earned an Emmy Award nomination for the TV film “Gracie’s Choice.”
On August 5th, Heche was driving her blue Mini Cooper at a high rate of speed in a Los Angeles neighborhood when she apparently lost control of the car and crashed into a home.
She was unable to escape when the car burst into flames and suffered burns over a significant portion of her body.
The home into which she crashed was gutted by the fire.
Heche suffered brain death while in the hospital and has been kept alive on life support while doctors try to determine if her organs are viable for donation.
Her life support was disconnected Friday afternoon according to family.
Police determined the actress had cocaine and fentanyl in her system at the time of the crash.
Heche and former daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres were romantically involved for a number of years and later had a long-term relationship with actor James Tupper.
She leaves behind two sons.