How Did Anne Heche Die? Her Cause Of Death Revealed

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An American actress, director, and screenwriter named Anne Celeste Heche. She first gained notoriety for her roles as Vicky Hudson and Marley Love in the 1964 soap opera Another World. She was nominated for two Soap Opera igest Awards and received a Daytime Emmy Award.

With parts in the crime drama Donnie Brasco, the disaster movie Volcano, the slasher movie I Know What You Did Last Summer, the action comedy movie Six Days Seven Nights, and the drama-thriller movie Return to Paradise, she gained wide spread recognition in the late 1990s.

Anne Heche’s Cause of Death

Authorities have identified the cause and manner of Anne Heche’s death nearly two weeks after her fatal car accident in Los Angeles. Officials have identified Anne Heche’s cause of death. The Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-records, Coroner’s, which E! News has reviewed, show that the Six Days, Seven Nights actor passed away on August 5 as a result of inhalation and thermal injuries sustained in a car accident. 

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Her death was caused by other “significant conditions,” according to the coroner’s office, including a blunt trauma-related sternal fracture. Her cause of death was determined to be an accident, and the records indicate that she passed away on August 11. More than a week has passed since Heche’s Mini Cooper collided with a house in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Mar Vista. 


According to the Los Angeles Fire Department, the car “burst into flames and came to rest 30 feet inside the two-story home.” It was moving quickly before the collision.  Heche was declared legally dead on August 11; however, her heart would be kept beating via life support in accordance with California law to give OneLegacy Foundation enough time to find donors who would be a match for the organs she wanted to donate.

On August 12, a Heche family representative confirmed that the actress had been declared legally dead. After organ recipients were found, Heche was “peacefully taken off life support” two days later, according to her spokesperson. The Men in Trees alum was given first aid before being taken to a hospital in critical condition. 

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According to Heche’s agent, the actress had fallen into a coma, who later told E! that she had not “regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.” Her 20-year-old son Homer Laffoon, whom she had with her ex-husband Coley Laffoon, expressed his “left with a deep, wordless sadness.” in a statement to E! following her passing.

He continued, “Hopefully, my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom,” and thanked the fans for their support during this trying time. I appreciate their support and that of my stepmother Alexi and father, Coley, who continue to be my pillars of strength during this difficult time.

Heche was the mother of James Tupper’s 13-year-old son Atlas Tupper in addition to Homer.

Anne Heche Professional Career

Heche was a gifted actor and started to gain recognition for her work despite all of the tragedies in her family. For her work in Another World, she was honored with a Daytime Emmy and a Soap Opera Digest Award in 1991 and 1992, respectively.

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She received Satellite Award nominations for her performances in the movies Wag the Dog (1997), Psycho (1998), and The Dead Will Tell (2004). She received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in the 2004 play Twentieth Century, where she co-starred with Alec Baldwin, and a Primetime Emmy nomination for her part in the drama film Gracie’s Choice in the same year.

She appeared in numerous movies and television programs, including the 1998 film Six Days, Seven Nights with Harrison Ford, the 2001 movie Prozac Nation with Christina Ricci and Jessica Lange, the 2004 movie Birth with Nicole Kidman and Cameron Bright, and the 2004 movie Sexual Life with Azura Skye and Elizabeth Banks.

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