Anne Heche's Death Facts Revealed

Sadly, Anne Heche sustained catastrophic injuries after crashing her vehicle into a residence on August 5, setting the building ablaze.

She was hospitalized at the Grossman Burn Center, where she was on a ventilator. For days, there was hope that the actor would survive, but on August 12, she was pronounced legally dead.

Heche's heart was kept beating so that her organs could be harvested, and after one of her final wishes was fulfilled, the coroner revealed her official manner of death.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner found Anne Heche's death was accidental, per People. 

Contributing factors to her death included smoke inhalation, injuries caused by the vehicle fire, and a chest injury described as "sternal fracture due to blunt trauma."

A rep for the actor's family had previously stated that she also "suffered a severe anoxic brain injury."

Talking about the funeral, "It's just close family and friends," the outlet was reportedly informed. "It will be small and private." Sources told Heche's ex, Ellen DeGeneres, will not be invited.