Los Angeles, CA The county medical examiner determined that actor Anne Heche's death on August 5, following an automobile accident into a Los Angeles residence, was an accident.
Heche, 53, who was well-known for her work in "Donnie Brasco" and other movies, passed away on Sunday after having her life support removed,
nine days after crashing her Mini Cooper into a house in the Mar Vista district of Los Angeles.
An explosion led to a fire. The cause was determined to be inhalation and heat injuries on Wednesday, and the manner was determined to be an accident.
Around 11 a.m., Heche struck the house in Mar Vista, which is on the west side of Los Angeles and is east of Santa Monica.
At a burn hospital, the actor had been kept alive by a machine. Her representative claimed on Friday that she was brain dead but had been put on life support in order to donate her organs.
Heche's family released a statement on Friday while she was still on life support. "We have lost a bright light'