Los Angeles — Actor Anne Heche died from inhalation harm and burns afterand the demise was dominated an accident, in keeping with coroner’s outcomes launched Wednesday.
Heche, 53, additionally had a fractured sternum brought on by “blunt trauma,” in keeping with info on the web site of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.
A full post-mortem report was nonetheless being accomplished, the coroner’s workplace stated.
The Emmy-winning movie and tv actor was faraway from life assist Sunday at a burn middle. She was injured when her automobile jumped a curb and smashed right into a West Los Angeles residence on Aug. 5. The automobile and the house burst into flames. Solely Heche was injured.
Heche suffered a “extreme anoxic mind harm” brought on by an absence of oxygen, in keeping with an announcement launched final week on behalf of her household and buddies.
She was declared brain-dead however was saved on life assist till her organs may very well be donated.
Detectives wanting into the crash had stated narcotics had been present in a blood pattern taken from Heche. Nonetheless, police ended their investigation after she was declared brain-dead.
The coroner’s workplace listed Aug. 11 as her date of demise.
Heche first got here to prominence on the NBC cleaning soap opera “One other World” within the late Nineteen Eighties earlier than turning into one of many hottest stars in Hollywood within the late Nineteen Nineties. She was a relentless on journal covers and in big-budget movies reverse actors together with Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford.