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Ana Heche he was taken off life support after an accident on August 5. She was 53 years old.
Heche suffered fatal injuries when she drove her car into a house in California last week and has been in the hospital since being pulled from the rubble and rushed out in an ambulance. Ella Heche was initially listed in stable condition, but it was soon announced that she was in critical condition and had suffered anoxic brain injury.
ew shared the news that Heche had been taken off life support this afternoon, noting that a donor was found for her organs. She was pronounced dead on August 12.
No news has been shared about which organs or how many Heche was able to donate, and the organ donation process can be very personal and private. OneLegacy Foundation stepped in to help connect Heche’s loved ones with families in need, and you can learn more about the foundation and organ donation on their website.
Coley Laffoon shared an emotional video about Heche’s passing on Instagram when it was announced that her death was imminent. Still, she was kept on life support while things moved forward with the organ donation process. A while later, she shared a photo of Heche with her son and said that it was important to “remember true love in the best moments.”
Other friends, loved ones and colleagues of Heche have spoken out since the accident to share love with Heche and stories of the good times they had together. With Heche’s organs in place, she was taken off life support and we are sending our best wishes and thoughts to those who loved her.