The actress, 53, was being kept on life support while it was being determined if her organs could be donated, the representative said.
The US actor Anne Heche has died, a week after she was critically injured in a car crash.
The news was confirmed by a representative for her family to the US online media outlet TMZ, who said in a statement: “We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.
“Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend,” a rep for the star tells PEOPLE in a statement on behalf of Heche’s family and friends.
“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.”
“It has long been her choice to donate her organs and she’s being kept on life support to determine if any are viable,” the rep added in a statement on behalf of Heche’s friends and family.
Anne Heche will leave this world with conflicting remorse from her fans. Both with her addiction to drugs and the repercussions and the endearing actress.