Anne Heche, an American actress, died a week after being badly injured in a car accident.

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After a car accident on August 5, the 53-year-old star of films such as Donnie Brasco, Catfight, and the remake of Psycho did not recover consciousness.

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A member for her family verified the news to the US online media organization TMZ.

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The actress was injured in a car accident on August 5 and was in a coma at the hospital due to a severe brain damage.

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Anne Heche featured in a number of films, including Volcano, Donnie Brasco, and the 1998 remake of Psycho.

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Anne Heche was born in 1969 in Ohio, and her family relocated frequently during her upbringing.

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Heche was spotted in a school play by a talent agency when her family moved to Chicago.

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She rose to prominence in the late 1980s as the twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love in the serial series Another World.

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Heche rose to stardom in the late 1990s as Maggie in the criminal thriller film Donnie Brasco, co-starring Johnny Depp.

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She began a relationship with US talk show personality and comedian Ellen DeGeneres in 1997, having previously only dated males.

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The celebrity couple stated that they would get a civil union if it became accessible in Vermont, but they separated three years later.

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People magazine named Heche one of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World in 1998.

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