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Anne Heche’s autopsy reveals that she had not used drugs or alcohol at the time of her accident

Four months have passed since the tragic accident suffered by the car that Anne Heche (Los Angeles, 53 years old) was driving, which ended up hitting a house in Los Angeles, California. The actress did not die in the event, despite the fact that her vehicle was engulfed in flames, but she remained in a coma for a week in a brain-dead state until she finally passed away at the Grossman Burn Center. Now the details of her autopsy have been known and, although traces of drugs were initially found in her body, the analysis has confirmed that she died from burns caused by the spectacular fire.

More than fifty firefighters worked to put out the fire, but were unable to get the actress out of the vehicle for 45 minutes. Upon her arrival, Heche even talked to them for a few minutes until she was unconscious and entered the hospital in a coma. Finally, the doctors certified her death on August 11, although her heart continued to beat for two more days to find compatible people to whom to donate the organs.

After the accident, there was talk of the possibility that the interpreter was under the influence of drugs and alcohol at the time of the event and while she was driving the car. But now the spokesman for the Los Angeles coroner has explained to the American magazine People the results: “Blood work done when he was admitted to the hospital showed the presence of benzoylecgonine, the inactive metabolite of cocaine, meaning he had used it in the past, but not at the time of the accident.” In addition, these new revelations also rule out the consumption of alcohol by the actress. “There was no evidence of illegal substances at the time of the accident,” forensics have stated to the American press.

The report states that Heche’s burns were ultimately so severe that they prevented his body from absorbing oxygen effectively, leading to his brain injury, which ultimately ended his life. 40% of his body had more superficial first-degree burns, while 12% suffered worse, second-degree burns, including the right side of his face and neck, right shoulder, upper left chest and the arms. “The external fractures that he had caused him a lot of pain when he breathed inside the vehicle, which caused him problems when it came to inhaling oxygen, and this contributed significantly to his death,” explained those in charge of the autopsy.

What Heche did not leave written was a will, something that began in early September a legal battle for the actress’s estate between her eldest son, Homer Laffoon, 20 (son of her first husband, Coleman, to whom she was married between 2001 and 2009), and James Tupper, his ex-partner. Homer presented a series of documents in which he requested control of the assets and in which both his eldest son and the youngest son, Atlas (son of Tupper), are mentioned as legitimate heirs. In addition, he filed a petition to be the spokesperson ad litem that represents the interests of the minor, but not be their guardian. Weeks later, her ex-partner presented a document with what would supposedly be the interpreter’s last will, dated 2011. The eldest son’s response is that it is invalid because it did not have the signature of Anne Heche herself and because it had not been signed in front of two witnesses, as required by law.

On January 23, some posthumous memoirs of the actress will be published, entitled Call Me Anne (Call Me Anne), where the actress recounts her rise to fame through a series of anecdotes that include her relationship with Harrison Ford, whom the actress considered her mentor; or her complex sentimental relationship with the presenter Ellen Degeneres. She will also include her accounts of her childhood, her relationship with God and her journey to love herself.

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