Anne Heche pronounced brain dead, evaluated for potential organ donation; Report

Anne Heche was declared brain dead this Friday following a horrific car crash the previous week. It was also reported that the actress was brain dead however the doctors are doing everything they can in order to keep her heart beating so that the organ donation organisation could determine if she was a match for organ donation. Under Californian law, a person pronounced brain dead is considered officially dead.

Heche never regained her consciousness after her crash on August 5 when she crashed her blue Mini Cooper into a Los Angeles home, her reps announced on August 11 that she "suffered a severe anoxic brain injury" and was “not expected to survive.” Now, in a statement to Page Six, the actress' reps confirmed her tragic state, "We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend. Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy."

They continued, "Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact." Heche went into a coma soon after her crash and remained in critical condition ever since, according to her family, Heche has not been taken off life support yet after being declared brain dead.

After having obtained Heche's blood samples, the Los Angeles Police Department determined that Heche was under the influence of cocaine at the time of the incident. The report confirmed that the actress was not under the influence of alcohol which was being considered a possibility in the case.

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