News of Anne Heche’s hospitalization after a car accident has divided social media: NPR

Actress Anne Heche attends the Win Awards at the Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club on December 11, 2013 in Santa Monica, Calif.

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Actress Anne Heche attends the Win Awards at the Santa Monica Bay Women’s Club on December 11, 2013 in Santa Monica, Calif.

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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 The story broke, revealing 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.

Writer Steve Huff sympathized with Heche, calling attention to the actress’ long and open struggle with mental health issues.

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.

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 the fire department’s 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.

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