Her family and former partner, Ellen DeGeneres, led tributes to the star of Donnie Brasco and Chicago PD.
Actor Anne Heche dies a week after road accident
The family of US actor Anne Heche has issued a statement saying that she died from injuries sustained in a car crash a week ago.
They told US online media outlet TMZ: “We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.”
In a statement, Heche’s son, Homer Laffoon, 20, wrote: “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom.”
Heche’s former partner, comedian and talk-show host Ellen DeGeneres, tweeted: “This is a sad day. I’m sending Anne’s children, family and friends all of my love.”