Anne HecheAfter her tragic car accident in Los Angeles, she will be laid to rest at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
The Donnie Brasco star’s body was cremated on August 18, according to E! NewsShe was 53 years old when she died. Heche’s cremains will be interred in Los Angeles following her funeral, although a date for the memorial service has not yet been confirmed.
The L.A. Police Department confirmed that they had received the confirmation on August 5. Us Weekly that a driver — who was later confirmed to be the Emmy winner —was allegedly speeding while traveling eastbound on Preston Way in Los Angeles. The blue Mini Cooper ran off the road at the intersection with Walgrove and Preston before colliding into a house where it was consumed in flames. One woman was identified. Lynne MisheleAlthough she was at home at time of crash, she was actually in the backyard and not seriously hurt.
Despite initially reporting that the Men in Trees star was in “stable condition,” a rep for Heche confirmed to UseAugust 8th, she was reported to have fallen into a coma due to the crash. “At this time she is in extreme critical condition she has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention,” the representative told UseIn a statement. “She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.”
Heche officially died on August 12, one week after the crash, although she remained on life support for two more days in order to fulfill Heche’s wish to be an organ donor. “Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend,” her family said in a statement at the time. “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.”
Heche died from heat injuries and smoke inhalation, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner on August 17. Her manner of death was listed as an “accident.”
In the wake of the crash, several of Heche’s friends and loved ones shared their condolences, including cameraman Coleman LaffoonHe was married to the Wild CardFrom 2001 to 2007, actress. “It’s important to remember the real love in the best times,” Laffoon, who shares 20-year-old son Homer with Heche, wrote via Instagram at the time. “Thank you Anne. peace on your journey.”
James TupperThe, who was dating the Cedar RapidsActress from 2009 to 2018. He also shared a touching tribute on Instagram to his ex after her death. “[L]ove you forever,” the 57-year-old actor — who welcomed son Atlas with Heche in 2009 — wrote at the time.