title iconAnne Heche is remembered by Ellen DeGeneres, Rosanna Arquette, and more

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.”