Anne Heche, 53, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident

Anne Heche, 53, died from injuries sustained in an automobile accident ...

Anne Heche, a 53-year-old actress, died a week after being admitted to the hospital for crashing her car into a Los Angeles property.

In a statement, Heches' rep confirms that today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful person, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.

Anne will be greatly missed, but she lives on through her wonderful sons, her outstanding body of work, and her dedicated advocacy, the statement continues. Her courage for always standing in her truth, and for spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have an impact on generations of people.

Shortly after the Aug. 5 incident, a Heches representative confirmed that the actress fell into a coma due to a significant pulmonary injury that required medical treatment and surgical treatment. Days later, on Aug. 11, her rep revealed that the actress had suffered a severe anoxic brain injury from the crash and was unfortunately not expected to recover from her critical condition.

According to her reps, the actress was declared brain dead on August 12, but she was being kept on life support to keep her organs for donations.

Ellen DeGeneres, who dated Heche in the late 1990s, shared a message of condolence on social media:

This is a difficult day. I'm sending all of my love to Anne's children, family, and acquaintances.

Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) will speak on August 12, 2022.

James Tupper, an actor who dated Heche while they starred together on ABC's Men in Trees, paid a tribute to her on Instagram, posting a photo of Heche with the caption love you forever and a heartbreak emoticon.

Heche won a Daytime Emmy Award for her four-season stint on Another World (19871991), and later recurring roles on major shows like Murphy Brown, Ally McBeal, Nip/Tuck, Chicago P.D., and All Rise. She was also a series regular on Save Me, Hung, and Men in Trees, and she even competed in Season 29 of Dancing With the Stars.

Heche plays the title character mother in Lifetimes The Girl in Room 13, which is about a girl (played by When Calls the Hearts Larissa Dias) who is caught in the middle of a human-trafficking operation.

Heche will be recognized on the big screen for her roles in films such as John Q.; Six Days, Seven Nights; Wag the Dog; and the remake of Psycho, which she played Marion Crane.

What will you do in honor of Heche? Include your favorite character(s) in the comment box, along with your thoughts on her tragic death.