Anne Heche 'not expected to survive' after catastrophic brain injury

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Anne Heche is "not expected to survive" after suffering a catastrophic brain injury following the fiery car crash that left her in a coma.

The 53-year-old was driving at a speed of 140km/h when she hit a house.

Anne Heche poses on a red carpet
Anne Heche is 'not expected to survive' after suffering a catastrophic brain injury following the horrific car crash that left her in a coma. Photo: Getty

The car was engulfed in flames inside the two-storey house, with the fire taking 60 firefighters over an hour to douse, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

"Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition," a representative shared with People on behalf of Anne's family.

"She is not expected to survive."

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The representative shared that it has always been Anne's wish to donate her organs, and the actress is "being kept on life support to determine if any are viable".

The statement continued, with the rep expressing gratitude for all of the support and care shown for Anne since the crash on August 5.

"Anne had a huge heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit," the rep said. "More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her life's work — especially moving the needle for acceptance of who you love. She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and dearly missed for her light."

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Anne is currently in a coma and being kept on life support to see if her organs are viable for donation. Photo: Getty

Earlier this week, a representative shared with Deadline, "At this time Anne is in extreme critical condition. She has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention."

"She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident."

According to the publication, LAPD confirmed there were narcotics present in Anne's blood work.

Anne was intubated with horrific burns following the crash.

Ellen Degeneres' blunt response to ex's horror car crash

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Ellen Degeneres has finally broken her silence on her ex's horror crash. Photo: Getty

Ellen Degeneres, who dated Anne from 1997 to 2000, finally broke her silence on the actress' horror crash.

In a clip posted by ET, Ellen was approached by a paparazzi photographer who asked if she'd spoken with Anne since the accident, despite reports of the coma.

"No, have not," Ellen said. "We’re not in touch with each other, so I wouldn’t know."

However, she did send well wishes, saying, "I don’t want anyone to be hurt."

"It was quite a dangerous accident that happened, wasn't it?" the photographer asked, to which Ellen replied, "Sure was."

The star is mum to two sons, Homer, 20, and Atlas, 13, who she shares with two different exes.

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