The Hollywood community pays tribute to Anne Heche following the shocking news that she died at the age of 53 as a result of injuries sustained in a car accident last week, with family, co-stars, and friends sharing their memories of the late actress. The actress who starred in Donnie Brasco was reported to have crashed her car into a Los Angeles residence on August 5 and the car subsequently burst into flames after catching fire.
The following day, August 12, Heche was taken to the hospital where she received treatment for burns and a pulmonary injury, and remained in a coma until her death from her injuries. On behalf of Heche's family and friends, a representative for People told People that "Today we have lost a bright light, a kind and joyous soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend." In a statement on Twitter, Ellen Degeneres, Heche's former partner, said, "This is a tragic day for the whole world." In memory of Anne’s children, family, and friends, I am sending all my love and condolences to them. Actress Rosanna Arquette simply wrote, “Rest In Peace now, Anne.”