Anne Heche, a beloved Hollywood actress, died at the age of 53, according to a representative for the family of the deceased. She lives on through her beautiful children, her outstanding body of work, and her fierce advocacy. Her courage for always standing in her truth, and for slaying a two-story house, will always have an impact on the world.
Heche was admitted to the hospital in critical condition, with severe brain and pulmonary injuries that forced the medical team to put her on a ventilator and then life support, according to a statement. "She has long been considering donating her organs, and she is being kept on life support to evaluate if any are viable."
Heche gained international fame in the 1990s, a period in which she starred in critically acclaimed films such as Six Days, Seven Nights, Donnie Brasco, I Know What You Did Last Summer, and Wag the Dog. She also starred in the highly popular animated series Avatar: The Legend of Korra recently, including recurring roles on Chicago Police Department and OWNs All Rise.
She also defied social norms and Hollywood standards by declaring that she was in a relationship with Ellen DeGeneres in the 1990s. Heche kept the relationship very private, something that is rare for a Hollywood superstar even by todays standards. In her autobiography Call Me Crazy, the actress spoke openly about her mental health problems and her experiences as a victim of abuse.
Heche has a slate of projects that will be released posthumously, including the horror film Chasing Nightmares and the mystery thriller What Remains, as well as the HBO Max series The Idol, starring Lily-Rose Depp, Troye Sivan, Rachel Sennot, and BLACKPINKs Jennie. The series is yet to be released.
Heche was 53 years old. Her parents and her two children survive her.