The Los Angeles Police Department has confirmed that the investigation into the accident that caused Anne Heche’s death has been closed.
The actress was pronounced dead on Friday at the age of 53, a week after she was injured when her car crashed into a Los Angeles home before bursting into flames.
Heche had been taken to the hospital, where she later slipped into a coma from which she never woke up.
The LAPD confirmed to the Associated Press that the investigation into the crash was closed in light of Heche’s death.
A statement said: “To date, no further investigative efforts are being made in this case. Any information or records requested prior to this turn of events will continue to be collected from formalities upon arrival and included in the overall case.
“If a person suspected of a crime expires, we do not present them for examination.”
Heche had been declared brain dead, which qualifies a person as legally dead in the state of California, although her representative confirmed her heart continued to beat on life support while matches were sought for her organ donation.
The actress had been seriously injured when her car crashed into a house and the property burned out as it caught fire.
Heche’s son, Homer Laffoon, shared a statement on behalf of himself and his brother Atlas after their mother’s death was confirmed.
He said: “My brother Atlas and I lost our mother. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness.
“Hopefully my mom is pain free and starts exploring what I like to think of as her eternal freedom.
“Over these six days, thousands of friends, family and fans have given me their hearts. I am grateful for her love as well as the support of my father Coley and stepmother Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest in peace mom, I love you.’
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