The Hollywood actress’ demise was dominated an accident, in keeping with a coroner’s report seen by US media retailers.
It comes after she was “peacefully taken off life assist” on Sunday, 9 days following the automobile crash by which she suffered a “extreme anoxic mind harm”.
Heche’s automobile collided with a residence within the Mar Vista space of Los Angeles and have become “engulfed in flames”.
The report additionally reportedly cited a “sternal fracture on account of blunt trauma” as one other “important situation” contributing to her passing.
Following the crash, Heche was categorised as “legally useless in keeping with California regulation” however saved on life assist in case her organs could possibly be donated.
Earlier on Sunday, the Los Angeles Police Division (LAPD) mentioned they’d concluded their investigation into Heche’s severe automobile crash.
“As of at this time, there will probably be no additional investigative efforts made on this case,” police mentioned in a press release.
Saying her demise, Heche’s household shared a press release with PA praising her “extraordinary expertise” and “beneficiant spirit”.
“She noticed spreading kindness and pleasure as her life’s work – particularly shifting the needle for acceptance of who you like,” the assertion learn.
“She will probably be remembered for her brave honesty and dearly missed for her gentle.”
Heche dated US discuss present host Ellen DeGeneres from 1997 to 2000.
Posting to her social media after Heche was declared legally useless, DeGeneres, 64, wrote: “It is a unhappy day.
“I’m sending Anne’s kids, household and mates all of my love.”