REVEALED: Anne Heche will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
REVEALED: Anne Heche will be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in LA where Judy Garland, Mel Blanc and Mickey Rooney lie after 53-year-old’s body was cremated last week
- Heche’s life support was turned off on August 14 after crashing her Mini Cooper into a Los Angeles home, which left her badly burned and in a coma
- Detectives looking into the August 5 crash said narcotics were found in a blood sample taken from Heche
- Heche was cremated on August 18, and on Monday it emerged her remains will be interred at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
- Judy Garland, Mel Blanc, Mickey Rooney, Marion Davies and Cecil B. DeMille are all buried at the site
Anne Heche has been cremated and her remains will be interred at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, it has emerged.
Heche, 53, died following an August 5 crash in Los Angeles. The actress slammed her Mini Cooper into a house, causing an explosion.
She was left badly burned and in a coma. Heche’s life support machine was turned off on August 14, and she was cremated on August 18.
The news was first reported by E! Online, which obtained her death certificate.
A photo before the August 5 crash shows Heche moments before the second accident at the wheel with a bottle of vodka in the cup holder
The actress was seen being rolled to an ambulance the day of the accident
Heche has been cremated, and her remains will be interred at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery (pictured) in Los Angeles
The Hollywood Forever Cemetery, founded in 1899, is the final resting place for a host of stars – and one of the most-visited tourist sites in Los Angeles.
Judy Garland, Cecil B. DeMille, Rudolph Valentino, Mickey Rooney, Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone, and Chris Cornell are among those buried there.
Hattie McDaniel, the first black person to win an Oscar – for her role as Mamie in Gone with the Wind – wanted to be buried there, but on her death in 1952, age 59, the graveyard was whites-only.
A statue to McDaniel was erected in the cemetery in 1999.
A coroner ruled on August 17 that Heche died from inhalation injury and burns, and the death was ruled an accident.
The mother-of-two also had a fractured sternum caused by ‘blunt trauma,’ according to information on the website of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.
The Emmy-winning film and television actor was removed from life support at a burn center.
The cemetery is surrounded by film studios in the centre of Los Angeles
A fan leaves a graveside offering of beer after funeral services for Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell in May 2017
The gravesite of guitarist Johnny Ramone is viewed at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery
Peacocks are seen roaming the Buddhist garden inside the cemetery
The Toto memorial is pictured at the cemetery, paying tribute to the Wizard of Oz dog
Many local people are buried in the cemetery alongside showbiz greats
A gardener is seen tending to Burt Reynolds’ headstone
Heche suffered a ‘severe anoxic brain injury’ caused by a lack of oxygen, according to a statement released on behalf of her family and friends.
She was declared brain-dead but was kept on life support until her organs could be donated.
Blood tests showed that the actress had cocaine and fentanyl in her system when the high-speed crash occurred, but officials confirmed that she had not been drinking alcohol – despite being pictured with a vodka bottle in her cupholder.
A new 911 call also revealed that neighbors were not initially aware that Heche was trapped in the car inside the property.
The caller told authorities a ‘car just went through my neighbor’s house’ and into the ‘second room’ and that no one was in the car, 911-call records, obtained by Fox News, said.
When asked if the car was inside the house, the caller told the dispatcher that it was ’10 feet’ inside and moments later the car burst into flames with Heche inside.
Seconds later, it was revealed that Heche was actually inside the car. The caller told dispatchers: ‘Somebody is trapped in the car. It’s a big fire.’
A dispatcher told the caller to ‘try and get the driver out of the car if we can,’ but advised them to stay safe.
The 53-year-old suffered horrific burns during the collision and was recorded being dragged out of the mangled wreck by firefighters after it burst into flames in Los Angeles around 11 am
An interior shot shows the Mini Clubman’s airbag had blown out along with most of the decor being burnt through following the crash
Firefighters were seen on site standing next to the burnt car
The actress lost control of her car as it careened into a home, and ignited a fire that badly burned her, leaving her in ‘extreme critical condition,’ her representative said.
It reportedly took 59 firefighters 65 minutes to ‘access, confine and fully extinguish the stubborn flames’ that were caused by Heche’s crash.
A man can be heard begging emergency services to be ‘real quick’ once they realized that someone was trapped and went to get a hose to try to help.
They said: ‘There is smoke, I didn’t see flames, somebody just said get water. There is a fire, the house. I don’t see flames but there is a lot of smoke. Big fire.’
After the star was taken off life support, tributes poured in, including from her own management team, who wrote: ‘Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.
‘Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy.’
Her 20-year-old son Homer also said he had gone through ‘unbelievable emotional swings’ and was left in a ‘deep, wordless sadness.’
‘Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom,’ he told People.
The actress also leaves behind a 13-year-old son Atlas, whom she shares with ex James Tupper.
The actress leaves behind two children, Atlas, 13, (left) and Homer, 20 (right). Her oldest said he was left in a ‘deep, wordless sadness’ after her death
Homer’s father, Coley Laffoon, posted an emotional tribute to the actress the day after it was announced Heche was brain dead.
In the video, posted to his Instagram, Laffoon said: ‘In the wake of Anne’s passing, I just wanted to say a few things: One, I love her and I miss her, and I’m always going to. Two, Homer is OK.
‘He’s grieving of course, and it’s rough, it’s really rough, as probably anybody can imagine,’ Laffoon continued.
‘But he’s surrounded by family and he’s going to be OK.
‘So for all those people checking in, thank you for checking in, showing us your heart, offering prayers and everything. It’s so beautiful. Thank you.’
Former costar Robert DeNiro told People: ‘I’m very sad to hear of the tragic passing of Anne Heche.
‘She was a wonderful actress and I enjoyed working with her tremendously in Wag the Dog. Sad! Sad! Sad!’
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