Former Dancing With the Stars contestant dies aged 53

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Actress and Dancing With the Stars contestant Anne Heche died on Friday, August 12, 2022, a week after she was involved in a serious car accident on Friday, August 5, 2022.

The news was confirmed by Heche’s friend Nancy Davis an Instagram post.

“Heaven has a new angel,” she wrote. “My loving, kind, funny, lovely and beautiful friend @anneheche went to heaven. I will miss her terribly and cherish all the beautiful memories we shared.”

She added: “Anne was always the kindest, most thoughtful person who always brought out the best in me. She supported @racetoerasems in whatever way she could and always said yes when she knew she could use her time, talent and creative genius to help find a cure for MS. My heart is broken.”

The star is survived by two children, both sons born to her ex-boyfriends. Her eldest son is Homer Laffoon, 20, and her youngest is Atlas Heche Tupper, 13. Heche was first married to Coleman “Coley” Laffoon, a real estate agent with whom she shares Homer.

Atlas was born in 2009 to Heche and her ex-boyfriend James Tupper. Tupper is a Canadian actor who met Heche on the set of Men in Trees. according to Hollywood Life. The couple separated in 2018.

Heche was the daughter of Don Heche and Nancy Heche. She told ABC News in 2001 that she was sexually abused by her father, who had been dead for nearly 20 years at the time of the interview. Months after their father’s death, Heche’s brother Nate died in a car accident. according to the New York Post.

Heche first rose to prominence in the late 1980s for his role on the soap opera Another World. Heche then starred in I Know What You Did Last Summer, Six Days, Seven Nights and Return to Paradise.

She also received recognition for her work on Broadway. The star appeared on season 29 of Dancing With the Stars, where she competed alongside professional dancer Keo Motsepe.

Heche was also known for her high-profile relationship with comedian and talk show host Ellen Degeneres. The couple began dating in 1997 and separated in 2000. according to ABC News.

At the time of the accident, Heche was part of several ongoing projects. Girl in Room 13, a Lifetime film, premieres this fall. She also starred in the horror thriller Full Ride and the Sam Levinson and The Weeknd HBO show Idol.

Heche was involved in a violent car accident

Heche was involved in a fiery car accident on Friday, August 5, 2022. She fell into a coma from which she never regained consciousness, her representative later said statement about people.

Los Angeles public information officer Jeff Lee explained that Heche’s vehicle, a blue Mini Cooper, “was traveling at high speed when it went off the road and collided with an apartment building,” according to CNN.

A statement from the Los Angeles Police Department obtained from ET Online stated the accident occurred at 10:55 a.m. PT when a “vehicle collided into an apartment building on the 1700 block of Walgrove Ave.” The LAPD did not identify the driver or any injuries, although the outlet official said the driver was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

59 firefighters worked for over an hour to extinguish the flames.

According to CNN, the LAPD is investigating the crash and a “hit-and-run offense.”

After the original Report by TMZHeche initially crashed into an apartment complex’s garage, “but sped away after the incident.

The police officers said so LA times that the actress “was under the influence and acted erratically.”

The crash is being investigated as a crime

According to USA Today, Heche was examined after her accident so the LAPD could determine if drugs and/or alcohol played a role in the accident. CNN later revealed that the crash was being investigated as a crime.

LAPD officer Jeff Lee told CNN“Her blood showed signs of deterioration and that is why it is now being investigated as a traffic accident.”

“Blood draw results showed the presence of narcotics, but additional testing is needed to rule out hospital-administered substances,” he said.

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