It's likely Heche is already considered legally dead.R.I.P.? Isn't this jumping the gun. Do we now report deaths before they actually occur?
“Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend,” Heche’s rep told People on behalf of her family and friends. “Anne will be deeply missed, but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”
The family added to People that Heche had yet to be taken off life support for organ donation purposes but was legally dead per California law. “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom,” Heche’s son Homer told People. “After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom.”
I had not seen her in any films. Well, there are some films she's been in that I've seen, but I don't recall her in them.
I don't think anyone here is suggesting that we should not be concerned for the other people involved or that Heche's celebrity status absolves her of responsibility. It is horrible that her accident caused other people harm. And it is horrible that she is dying. Both things can be true at the same time. The only good that will come out of this situation is that her organ donation might be able to help other people who in need.The fact that Heche was someone famous doesn't lessen the horribleness of her actions and how ultimately our biggest concerns and thoughts should be for those whose lives will be scarred forever as a result of her actions.
My prayers and sympathies for her family. But honestly I have more sympathy for the person whose home and possessions were destroyed and whose life was nearly ended because of Heche's self-centered recklessness and abuse. The fact that Heche was someone famous doesn't lessen the horribleness of her actions and how ultimately our biggest concerns and thoughts should be for those whose lives will be scarred forever as a result of her actions.