The entertainment world is shocked by the death of actress Anne Heche. Heche was involved in a series of car crashes that took place on August 5th, 2022 in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. The first would take place when she was driving a Mini Cooper and that aforementioned vehicle hit a garage at an apartment complex while the second crash led to her crashing into a house at a very high speed and left her severely burnt.
The house fire required nearly sixty firefighters to handle and over an hour to fully extinguish. The actress was transported to a hospital and soon after, declared to be in a coma due to her injuries while a couple of days later, on August 11th a representative declared she was not to expect to survive. Heche was declared brain dead on August 11th with the family stating that they “lost a bright light, a kind, and most joyful soul”. Anne Heche was 53 years old.
One of Heche’s final films, which is due out next month is called “Wildfire: The Legend of the Cherokee Ghost Horse.” On social media via Twitter, the director of the film, Eric Parkinson would post a still from the film’s production as well as a brief statement regarding Anne, saying: “Rest in Peace, sweet princess Anne Heche. It was an honor to work with you and to direct one of your last feature film roles. Your light shines on…”
Meanwhile, one of Anne Heche’s final photos before her passing can be seen on her Instagram. The photo is of her on the set of an independent film that she made with former child star Joey Lawerence. Both photos can be seen below. In the aforementioned Joey Lawerence post, filmmaker, activist, and author Sonia Nassery Cole discussed Heche’s death, along with revealing that she was supposed to have a role in one of her new films.
“My heart is broken, words can not express the sadness I feel …. for the loss of my talented caring loving beautiful friend of 19 years Anne Heche. I met her with her first husband at the Golden Globe’s 2003. She joined my foundation Afghanistan World Foundation to help the refugees of Afghanistan and did a lot of press for my film The Black Tulip and my film I Am You to support refugees of Afghanistan and interviewed me on her pot cast to support afghan women and she was going to have a part in my new film Behind the Facade.
Rest in Peace, sweet princess @AnneHeche. It was an honor to work with you and to direct one of your last feature film roles. Your light shines on… pic.twitter.com/rNl2aGNf0V
— Eric Parkinson – HHSE (@EricHhse) August 13, 2022