Anoxic brain injury severely affected Anne Heche. This is how it
A car accident on August 5 left Anne Heche brain dead and was on life support (via Deadline).
Her car crashed into a home. Both the home and Heche's car were burning for 65 minutes
Heche suffered from a severe anoxic brain injury, which happens when all oxygen is cut off from the brain (via Shepherd Center).
Heche, 53, passed away on Friday, Aug. 12
According to a representative, Anne was kept alive by machines in order to preserve her organs for donation.