11:46 AM PT — A rep for Anne’s family tells TMZ … “We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend. Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”
Anne Heche has died from injuries she suffered last Friday after driving her car through a Los Angeles home … her rep tells TMZ Anne is “brain dead” and under California law that is the definition of death. The rep adds life support machines are keeping Anne’s heart beating for the purpose of preserving her organs for donations, however, the rep made it clear … Anne has no brain function.
The actress died Friday at an L.A.-area hospital … she was rushed there in a coma, in critical condition and never regained consciousness. We’re told she suffered a severe anoxic brain injury — complete oxygen deprivation to the brain.