Anne Heche sadly passed away after she was taken off life support due to a car acc!dent that left her in critical condition.
And it is all the more dev*stating for Heche’s mother…
Scroll down to find out why.
The dev*stating crash on August 5 not only took Heche’s life…
But completely uprooted the life of Lynne Mishele, whose house and belongings have been destroyed.
Heche, fifty-three, was taken to hospital in “a critical condition” following a car crash on August 5…
According to Sky News, the actress had been “driving at speed down an LA street” before she crashed into a house.
The Los Angeles Fire Department noted that the crash “sparked a heavy fire” which left the actress with burns…
That requires “surgical intervention.”
In the video taken just after the br*tal acc!dent, the actress’ behavior was rather erratic, according to TMZ.
Apparently, Heche was “acting erratically” soon after she lost consciousness.
Sources told the media outlet that the “law enforcement were able to get a warrant.”
So that officials could determine whether the actress “was under the influence” with a sample of her blo0d.
And that’s not all…
According to reports, police believe Heche was indeed “under the influence of dr*gs or alc0hol.”
Heche committed “at least 2 hit-and-runs” before she drove through a home…
When her car was set ablaze and she faced “significant !njuries.”
A representative for the actress told TMZ at the time, that Heche was “f!ghting for her life” in hospital…
As well as being in a critical condition with “pulmonary !njuries” in which she required “mechanical ventilation.”
The rep told PEOPLE that “she is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the acc!dent.”
Since the inc!dent, investigators have called the case a “felony.”
According to the Daily Mail, Heche was “having a bad day” in the run-up to the acc!dent…
In Friday’s episode of Heche’s Better Together podcast, she appears to “slur her words” as she and co-host Heather Duffy tell the “audience they are drinking vodka with wine chasers.”
As “a vodka distillery which sponsored one of their shows gave them free alc0hol.”
However, it is not clear whether the podcast was filmed on the Friday of the acc!dent.
“Dr. Rahm said that we should be drinking vodka instead of wine,” Duffy said, while Heche added that “we listened and we are drinking it.”
And it’s the next revelation that’s got fans talking after the actress revealed she was having a “bad day.”
“I don’t know what happened, sometimes days just suck and I don’t know if you ever have them [but] some days, those no good, very bad days, and some days, days just end up like this.
“Sometimes days just suck and I don’t know if you ever have them, but you know some days, Mama says just gonna be like this. Some days there are those no good, very bad days,” said Heche.
“And I don’t know why some days just end up like this, and things don’t really rock me like that,” continued the actress.
Heche later revealed how she has “had a tough week,” and explained, “how people interrupted her meditating at her apartment.” So does that mean Heche was indeed having a bad day on Friday? Well, we don’t for sure…
Before the acc!dent, the actress was seen “speeding down an alleyway and narrowly missing the pedestrian as she walked along the sidewalk in the Mar Vista area of the city.”
The newly released footage shows a woman who has not been identified, looking astonished as the Heche’s Mini Clubman raced past just before 11 am on Friday.
TMZ reports that Heche “may have been under the influence of dr*gs or alc0hol.”
When she plowed into the home of Lynne Mishele.
Heche’s family later revealed she was declared brain de*d due to the extent of her !njuries.
Announcing she will be taken off life support.
It has been announced that she will stay on a ventilator so that doctors can check her organs to see if they are able to be donated before they turn off the life support.
It has been shared that Heche suffered “severe anoxic brain !njury” due to the crash according to a statement made by her family.
This means her brain was starved of oxygen for a significant amount of time.
A rep for her family said: “We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses that cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital.”
“Unfortunately, due to her acc!dent, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain !njury and remains in a coma, in critical condition. She is not expected to survive.”
The statement continued: “Anne had a huge heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit.
The rep explained that the Donnie Brasco actress chose to be an organ donor long ago and, according to reports, will be alive until the check is done.
“It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she is being kept on life support to determine if any are viable,” the statement read.
Authorities were still gathering evidence from the crash a week after the inc!dent…
And were expected to present a case to prosecutors once the investigation is complete.
However, the actress has now passed away, family and friends confirmed.
A rep for Heche’s family told TMZ: “We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.
“Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy.
“Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”
Before her de*th was announced, the actress was reportedly in “legal trouble,” after the LAPD took over to investigate the inc!dent.
According to TMZ, the police said they were “treating the inc!dent as a potential felony investigation because the woman inside the home, Lynne Mishele, suffered.”
Lynne Bernstein, a neighbor of Mishele, told PEOPLE the tenant was “extremely fortunate to have survived the acc!dent.”
She further added, “that she was in shock before she even noticed the vehicle as she saw him and two other neighbors inside her house trying to help everyone get out safely.”
Mishele narrowly escaped with her 2 dogs and pet turtle from the wreckage.
But everything else was destroyed.
According to Bernstein, the vehicle drove all the way into the house.
The Los Angeles Fire Department said that the damage was severe and caused heavy fire to the one-story home.
The Fire Department even red-tagged the house, which means the building is not safe for occupancy in its current state.
Though she managed to survive the wreckage, the fire department wrote: “[Mishele] lost an entire lifetime of possessions, mementos, all equipment for her business including her laptop and iPad, all of her clothing and basic necessities, and all household items.” Many have donated to her GoFundMe page here.
But since the tr*gic news of Heche’s de*th, the LAPD have ended their investigation into the crash.
Police released a statement confirming their decision in light of the recent news, on Friday.
“As of today, there will be no further investigative efforts made in this case,” they said, as per 1News.
They explained: “Any information or records that have been requested prior to this turn of events will still be collected as they arrive as a matter of formalities and included in the overall case.”
Concluding their statement, they said: “When a person su&pected of a cr!me expires, we do not present for filing consideration.”
And now all eyes are on Heche’s mother who has to make a yet another tribute to one of her children…
And it is heartbreaking.
But first, let’s look back at the relationship Heche shared with her mother…
In 1997, the Chicago-based Nancy Heche was absolutely livid when Heche told her she’d fallen in love with Ellen DeGeneres.
The 85-year-old, a Christian psych0logist who uses the Bible in her counseling practice, was initially furious when her daughter broke the news to her.
“I am plummeted into disbelief and outr*ge,” she wrote.
“I am dumbfounded, in a state of shock. Doesn’t Anne know what homos*xuality has done to our family? How will we ever be able to close the gap, the avowed heteros*xual mother and the avowed homos*xual daughter?” she added.
It was only after Heche’s 2001 memoir Call Me Crazy was published that Nancy confessed there was “no place among the lies and blasphemies in the pages of this book,” according to reports.
But what did Heche reveal that made her mother call her memoir blasphemous?
Well, Heche revealed her father, Donald, molested her from the time she was a toddler all the way up until she was twelve.
But her daughter’s revelations left her mother with pa!nful memories, as she recalled that she didn’t know her husband was g*y until he was dy!ng in 1983 from suffering AIDS. And Nancy even confessed she never knew about the double life her husband played because she was a 50s girl.
The mother of 5 came under the spotlight again when she revealed in her 2006 memoir: The Truth Comes Out: When Someone You Love is in a Same-S*x Relationship, that she used amyl nitrate poppers with Donald to improve their s*x life…
And also took married lovers.
But the sad irony of all this is that Nancy has witnessed 4 of her children’s de*th in her lifetime.
Before Heche was born, her sister, Cynthia, then just 2-months-old, died from a heart defect. Then Heche’s 18-year-old brother, Nathan, died in a car acc!dent 3 months after Don Heche’s de*th. Another sister, Susan Bergman, who wrote her own family memoir called Anonymity died in 2006 from brain c*ncer.
Leaving Nancy to outlive 4 of her 5 children.
Only 1 Heche sibling, Abigail, is still alive. Our thoughts go out to Heche’s family in this difficult time.