Monday, June 17, 2024

UPDATED A Heartbreaking End for Anne Heche as Publicist Says She is Not Expected to Survive



I am heartbroken for Anne Heche and her children. Her publicist says she is not expected to survive the terrible car crash and subsequent fire that put her in a coma with massive burns.

The statement: “Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition. She is not expected to survive.”

However Heche wound up in the accident — it looks now like she had cocaine and fentanyl in her system — her death will be tragic. She’s an enormously talented actress with a big heart and a lot of courage. She just lived her life the way she wanted. She’s also the mother of two sons who will be bereft without her.

There will be more information on Friday morning.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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