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Soap Alum Anne Heche Dead at 53


Actress Anne Heche died at the age of 53 on Aug. 12, a week after being critically injured in a deadly car crash. “Heaven has a new angel,” friend Nancy Davis shared on Instagram. “My loving, kind, fun, endearing, and beautiful friend Anne Heche went to heaven. I will miss her terribly and cherish all the beautiful memories we shared.”

After crashing her car into a home in Los Angeles on Aug. 5, Heche was rushed to the hospital where she lost consciousness and slipped into a coma. Early in the morning on Aug. 12, Heche’s family stated that she was not expected to survive and that they would be taking her off life support

Heche’s career launched when she was cast on the NBC soap ANOTHER WORLD shortly after graduating high school. She played twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love, and earned two Daytime Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Younger Actress, taking home the gold the second time in 1991.

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Heche starred opposite Paul Michael Valley’s Ryan on ANOTHER WORLD.Alan F. Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank

After exiting daytime, Heche found success in television movies and feature films including Donnie Brasco, Volcano, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Wag the Dog, Six Days, Seven NIghts, and Psycho. The actress made her stage debut in the Broadway play Proof and appeared in recurring roles in primetime television series like EVERWOOD and NIP/TUCK. In 2020, she competed in the 29th season of DANCING WITH THE STARS and her most recent role was playing Corrine Cuthbert on OWN TV’s series ALL RISE.

Our thoughts are with Heche’s friends and family during this difficult time.

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