ANNE Heche's cause of death has been revealed after she tragically passed away at the age of 53.
The soap opera star died from smoke inhalation and thermal injuries after her car crashed into a woman's home and burst into flames on August 5, officials said.
Heche also suffered a serious fracture to her chest due to the accident, the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office said.
Anne Heche was an actress, writer, and producer who was born on May 25, 1969, in Aurora, Ohio.
The actress made headlines when she was reportedly driving at speeds of up to 90mph before the crash in the Mar Vista area.
Video footage showed Anne appearing to speed down a residential street in her blue Mini Cooper.
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Before the horrific wreckage that left Heche's car in flames, the star crashed into a garage of an apartment complex.
People tried to help her, but she just drove off. She then swerved through some hedges before ultimately crashing again.
Ellen DeGeneres' ex remained in a coma for nearly a week before a representative announced she was "not expected to survive."
An officer with the Los Angeles Police Department said that Anne's blood work after the August 5 crash revealed the presence of narcotics.
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Los Angeles Police Department officials told TMZ that the actress was under the influence of cocaine and possibly fentanyl when the crash occurred.
Cops are unsure if fentanyl was in her blood at the time of the crash.
"We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne's recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses that cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital," a rep for Anne's family said before her death.
“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.
“It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she is being kept on life support to determine if any are viable."
LIFE AS A STAR
Anne had recently wrapped filming a Lifetime movie titled Girl In Room 13 before the crash.
Anne and her former partner, talk show legend Ellen DeGeneres, were one of Hollywood's first openly gay couples.
They dated from 1997 to 2000, when they amicably split.
Anne, who competed on Dancing With The Stars in 2020, has a 13-year-old son with her ex-husband, James Tupper.
James, who met the star while he was working as a cameraman, asked fans for their "thoughts and prayers" following Friday's crash.
Anne is also mom to her 20-year-old son Homer from her marriage to Coley Laffoon.
Alongside her busy acting career, including a recurring role in All Rise on OWN, Anne co-hosted a podcast with Heather Duffy: Better Together with Anne & Heather.
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