Anne Heche died at the age of 53.

As previously reported, the Emmy-winning actress was involved in a horrific car accident a few days ago that caused her vehicle to burst into flames.

She then fell into a coma in the hospital and never woke up.

On Friday, Heche was confirmed dead by a representative… although she remained on life support at the time so doctors could trace an organ recipient.

Anne Heche removed from life support, mourned by loved ones everywhere
Anne Heche arrives for the premiere of Netflix’s ‘The Unforgivable’ at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California on November 30, 2021. May she rest in peace. (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

Late Sunday, though?

“Anne Heche has been peacefully removed from life support,” the star’s rep said in a simple, sad statement.

Two days earlier, that same representative said the following:

“Today we lost a shining light, a kind and very joyful soul, a loving mother and a faithful friend. Anne will be deeply missed, but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic work and her passionate advocacy.

“His bravery for always standing in his truth, spreading his message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”

Anne Heche removed from life support, mourned by loved ones everywhere
Actress Anne Heche has died aged 53. She was involved in a car accident last week and never came out of the coma. (Photo via Getty)

Heche rose to prominence with a dual role as twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on the soap opera Another World.

She won her first awards for this role, including a Daytime Emmy Award and two Soap Opera Digest Awards.

On the big screen, Heche has starred in films such as Donnie Brasco, Six Days, Seven Nights, and Psycho; she also anchored her own television series, Men in Trees, in 2006.

Anne Heche removed from life support, mourned by loved ones everywhere
Anne Heche attends the 74th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at The Beverly Hilton on March 12, 2022 in Beverly Hills. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

In the days following Heche’s passing, friends, colleagues and fellow artists took to social media to mourn and pay their respects to the late star, including his ex-girlfriend, Ellen DeGeneres.

“It’s a sad day,” DeGeneres wrote on Twitter after the terrible news broke. “I send Anne’s children, family and friends all my love.”

Elsewhere, Heche’s ex-husband Coleman Laffoon shared a touching video on Instagram, talking about the actress and their common son.

Anne Heche removed from life support, mourned by loved ones everywhere

“Following Anne’s passing, I just want to say a few things. Number one, I loved her and miss her, and always will,” Laffoon said in a video.

Two, Homer is fine.

“He’s grieving, of course, and it’s hard, it’s really hard, as anyone can imagine. But he is surrounded by his family and he is strong and he will be fine.

Homer Laffoon is 20 years old.

Anne Heche removed from life support, mourned by loved ones everywhere

The young man opened up about his heartbreak in a statement to E! News late last week, saying:

“After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with deep, wordless sadness.

“I hope my mother is free from pain and begins to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom.”

He added that he was grateful for all the love and support from “thousands of friends, family and fans”, while thanking his father and mother-in-law Alexi for being his “rock during this period”.

Anne Heche removed from life support, mourned by loved ones everywhere

Heche also shared 13-year-old son Atlas with ex-partner James Tupper, who previously paid tribute to the actress shortly before her passing.

“Love you forever,” Tupper wrote in the caption with a broken heart emoji, sharing an image of her from their 2006 ABC show Men in Trees.

In his video, Laffoon also thanked everyone for their recording, for their prayers and for all their kind words, concluding:

“It is so beautiful. Thanks.

“It’s tough on me, it’s tough on my family, it’s really tough on Homer, but we got on really well and we have a lot of support and we’ll be fine.”

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