Emmy Award winner Anne Heche–who had several genre roles during his distinguished career–this week succumbed to injuries she sustained from a recent car crash. Heche was 53.
The news–as reported by People–comes one week after the car accident in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles. Heche, who reportedly never regained consciousness, was declared brain dead.
“Today, we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyous soul, a loving mother and a loyal friend,” a rep for Heche said in a statement. “Anne will be deeply missed, but she lives on through her sons, her body of work and her passionate advocacy.”
Heche rose to fame in the late ’80s and ’90s with her roles in the soap opera Another World (for which she won a Daytime Emmy Award) and films Donnie Brasco, Volcano and Wag The Dog. She also is known for her role in 2004’s Gracie’s Choice, for which she received an Emmy Award nomination..
Heche entered the horror realm in 1997 with the slasher I Know What You Did Last Summer and her role as Marion Crane in Gus van Sant’s 1998 Psycho, a remake of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller. Heche also appeared in Nothing Left to Fear in 2014.
Heche is survived by sons Atlas Tupper, 13, and Homer Laffoon, 20.
The staff of Horror News Network extends its condolences to Heche’s family, friends and colleagues.