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Supporters and detractors of Anne Heche took to Twitter to respond to media reports about the Emmy-award-winning, 53-year-old actress being hospitalized after a car accident Friday in a residential neighborhood of Los Angeles.
TMZ broke the story, reporting that the actress was speeding in her blue Mini Cooper when she crashed into two houses one after the other, causing the other to burst into flames. “Anne apparently got seriously burned in the fire,” TMZ reported. “We have been told that she is currently hospitalized, but she is expected to live.”
Fellow actress Rosanna Arquette called the incident “really sad” and asked people to “pray” for Heche, who is known for her roles in films such as the 1990s remake of Gus Van Sant. psychoanalyst And Donnie Brasco, In which he starred alongside Johnny Depp.
Anne Heche is seriously burned by a car accident in the hospital. It’s really sad. pray for her.
— Arosanna Arquette (@RoArquette) 5 August 2022
Writer Steve Huff sympathized with Heche, calling attention to the actress’ long and open struggle with mental health issues.
This is deeply sad. She is very open about her mental health challenges, but as anyone who has loved ones suffering from certain disorders knows, there are many people who do not properly treat their illness for too long.https:// /t.co/HRA89m0IRZ
— steve huff (@stewhuff) 5 August 2022
Twitter user Rich Keith echoed the sentiments of many who took to the social media platform to express sympathy not for Heche, but for the homeowner whose house caught fire as a result of the accident.
What about the people in the house she collided with and set on fire? Oh I’m sorry, am I a bad person for asking this?
— richkeith (@richkeith11) 6 August 2022
Neither the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) nor the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) were prepared to identify the person or persons involved in the accident. “We do not release the names of the victims,” a LAPD spokesperson told NPR.
But according to a fire department report about the second accident involving the fire, “59 firefighters took 65 minutes to reach, confine and completely extinguish the stubborn flames within the heavily damaged structure, and were found inside the vehicle.” One female adult was rescued, who was taken to a regional hospital by LAFD paramedics in critical condition. No other injuries were reported.”
Heche’s manager and agents did not respond to NPR’s request for comment.