Actress Anne Heche dies a week after being involved in a car accident

US actress Anne Heche has effectively died, but she will remain on life support to allow for a potential organ donation, her representative said.

The 53-year-old actress was in a coma a week ago after her car crashed into a house in Los Angeles.

"Today we lost a bright light, a good spirit and so much joy," her family said in a statement on Friday.

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