A few hours ago, Anne Heche’s family announced that she died at the age of 53 from a severe brain injury from a car accident last week.

The portal TMZ pointed out that the artist is brain dead but that she is still connected to life support to define the organ donation. The regulations state that “An individual who has suffered irreversible cessation of circulatory and respiratory functions, or irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brainstem, is dead.”

Hehe was found hospitalized since last August 5when his blue Mini Cooper crashed into a house in the Mar Vista area (Los Angeles, USA) and the vehicle ended up engulfed in flames.