Actress Anne Heche, who had been in a coma since a car crash last week, was declared “brain-dead” and is being kept alive on life-support to see if her organs are viable for donation, one of her representatives said to The New York Times Friday.
Heche was born on May 25, 1969, in Aurora, Ohio, the youngest of five children of Nancy Heche and Donald Joseph Heche.
Heche was an American actress, director and screenwriter. She came to recognition portraying Vicky Hudson and Marley Love in the soap opera Another World (1987-1991), which won her a Daytime Emmy Award and two Soap Opera Digest Awards. She also played Lois Lane in the first PG-13 animated Superman movie, “Superman: Doomsday.”
She came to mainstream fame in the late 1990s with roles in the crime drama film “Donnie Brasco” (1997), the disaster film “Volcano” (1997), the slasher film “I Know What You Did Last Summer” (1997), the action comedy film “Six Days, Seven Nights” (1998), and the drama-thriller film “Return to Paradise” (1998).