Anne Heche was taken off life support after matching donor recipients were found
Actress Ann Heche has been taken off life support, her family has confirmed.
Here’s everything you need to know.
An He’s life support is taken off
On Sunday, it was confirmed that Ann Heche had been taken off life support after doctors found the right organ recipient.
A spokesman said: ‘Ane has been quietly taken off life support.’
She has been brain dead for the past nine days after suffering severe burns and lung damage in a car crash in Los Angeles.
The late actress was already declared brain dead on Friday but was kept on life support to preserve her organs while health officials tried to find a matching recipient.
According to an official statement on Friday, he had already been classified as deceased under California law.
‘While Annie is legally dead under California law, her heart is still beating, and she has not been taken off life support so that One Legacy can see if she is a match for organ donation,’ the statement read.
However, TMZ reported that several of Heche’s organs were removed on Sunday. Details of which organs were removed or how many are still unknown.
The LAPD filed a case
The Los Angeles Police Department suspected she was under the influence when she crashed her Mini Cooper into a Mar Vista home.
After her death, law enforcement officials announced they were dropping the crime investigation.
An LAPD spokesperson claimed in a statement that, ‘as of today, no further investigation efforts will be made in this case.’
He added, ‘Any information or records requested prior to this turn of events are still a matter of formality and will be included in the overall case. When a person suspected of a crime expires, we are not present to consider.’
More about Ain Heche
Annie Hay was recognized for her performances in Donnie Brasco and Wag the Dog. She next starred in I Know What You Did Last Summer.
She won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1991 for her work on the NBC soap opera Another World.
Additionally, Heche was featured in 1998’s Six Days Seven Nights alongside Harrison Ford. She also appeared in the HBO TV movie If These Walls Could Talk, starring Demi Moore and Cher.
Furthermore, she became famous for her relationship with comedian and actress Ellen DeGeneres in the late 1990s. However, he called it quits in the early 2000s.