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Actress Anne Heche Passes Away At The Age Of 53

By Chinelo Eze
15 August 2022   |   11:13 am
The captivating actress Anne Heche, whose adaptability fueled a commendable career in television and films spanning four decades, passes away at the age of 53. An official from Anne Heche's family informed media sources that "Anne Heche has been gently removed off life support," and later verified the actress had passed away. On August 5,…

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 12: Anne Heche attends the 74th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton on March 12, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

The captivating actress Anne Heche, whose adaptability fueled a commendable career in television and films spanning four decades, passes away at the age of 53.

An official from Anne Heche’s family informed media sources that “Anne Heche has been gently removed off life support,” and later verified the actress had passed away.

On August 5, Heche’s car slammed into a house in Los Angeles and caught fire. In addition to other serious injuries sustained during the collision, Heche had a “severe anoxic brain injury” as a result of the tragedy, according to her relatives and friends and a media source.

Heche was a celebrated actress who starred with Harrison Ford in movies including the 1998 “Psycho” adaptation and the romantic comedy “Six Days Seven Nights.” She also contributed to the 2000 HBO film “If These Walls Could Talk 2,” and in her 2001 autobiography, she discussed her father’s maltreatment of her as a child, which led to her lifelong struggles with mental diseases.

Heche made her television debut in 1987 on the soap opera “Another World,” for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy. She started her cinematic career after leaving the programme, making appearances in critically acclaimed films like “Donnie Brasco” and “Wag the Dog.”

Heche made her Broadway debut in “Twentieth Century” in 2004, for which she received a Tony nomination. Heche returned to television in more recent years, making appearances on shows like “The Brave,” “Quantico,” and “Chicago P.D.” She took part in the 29th season of “Dancing with the Stars” in 2020.

The news of Heche’s crash was met with sympathy from her Hollywood contemporaries. Her former spouse and “Her son from their Men in Trees co-star James Tupper posted on Instagram, saying:”Thoughts and prayers for this lovely woman, actress and mother tonight Anne Heche. We love you.”