Actress Anne Heche remains in a coma and was not expected to survive the injuries sustained in a car accident last week.
Heche, 53, was seriously injured on August 5 when her Mini Cooper crashed into a home in Los Angeles’ Mar Vista neighborhood, officials said. A statement from her family said she had suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and was being treated at West Hills Hospital’s Grossman Burn Center.
“She has long opted to donate organs, but remains on life support to determine if she has viable organs,” the statement said.
The crash started a fire that took 59 firefighters more than an hour to put out. According to the Los Angeles Fire DepartmentHeche was the only person in the car, officials said.
On Monday, another agent, Michael A. McConnell, told Reuters Heche had not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.
In 1991, Heche won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Young Actress in a Drama Series for playing the good-evil twins in NBC’s soap opera Another World.
She appeared in several popular Hollywood films in the late 1990s, including ‘Donnie Brasco’, ‘Wag The Dog’ and ‘Six Days Seven Nights’. She continued her roles in television, including 2006’s ‘Men in Trees’ and her 2009’s ‘Hung’, before appearing in 2002’s ‘Proof’ and her 2004’s ‘Twentieth Century’. appeared and appeared on Broadway.
Mike Ives Contributed a report from Seoul.