The actress suffered a broken breastbone and several blows to the head. AP photo
The Los Angeles County Department of Forensics confirmed on Wednesday that actress Anne Heche’s death was due to injuries sustained after the car accident she was involved in on August 5.
A fracture of the sternum after severe trauma, as well as multiple head injuriesBurns and inhalation of a large amount of smoke are among the causes of his death, according to the published report, reproduced by the EFE agency.
Anne Heche was pronounced brain dead on the night of August 11.
However, her heart continued to beat for another two days, which allowed her to complete the task of finding compatible people to donate the organs of the American interpreter, who was suspended from life support last Sunday.
The actress was admitted to the West Hills hospital in Los Angeles on Friday, August 5, when her blue Mini Cooper crashed into a house in the Mar Vista area (West County) and the vehicle went up in flames.
According to the police, the vehicle It was going so fast that it left the road and burned when it hit the buildingcausing severe burns in Heche.
Prior to the accident, several security cameras recorded her recklessly driving through a residential area.
In fact, she was involved in two accidents, first crashing into a car and then into a garage from which she escaped while a neighbor yelled at her, according to a video posted on the Internet.
The Los Angeles Police Office of Public Information confirmed this to the media last week blood tests revealed the presence of drugs.
Anne Heche rose to fame in the late 1980s with her portrayals of Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on the soap opera “Another World”, for which she won an Emmy.
He then starred in several independent films, some of which were very popular such as “Psycho” (1998), “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (1997) and “Six Days, Seven Nights” (1998).
On stage, she was nominated for a Tony for the Broadway show “Twentieth Century” and also competed in the “Dancing with the Stars” program, one of the most popular formats on American television.
On her professional horizon, the premiere of the film “Girl in Room 13” was waiting, in which she played the mother of a daughter kidnapped by a trafficking network of women. The Lifetime TV channel has confirmed that it will air the film.
For years, Heche has been discussing her mental health issues, which she distilled into a book, “Call Me Crazy,” released in 2003 after she entered a rehab center.
With information from EFE