Anne Heche Dies at 53 After Car Crash

The 53-year-old star of films including Donnie Brasco, Catfight and the remake of Psycho, did not regain consciousness after a car crash on 5 August

The US actor Anne Heche has died, a week after she was critically injured in a car crash.

The news was confirmed by a representative for her family who said in a statement: “We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.

“Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy.

Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”

On Friday afternoon representatives for Heche, 53, confirmed she was “brain dead”, which under California law is the definition of death.

On Friday evening, Heche’s eldest son, Homer, 20, released a statement on behalf of himself and his half-brother, Atlas, 13.