Actress Anne Heche has died at the age of 53 after being involved in a car crash in Los Angeles last Friday.

Heche crashed her car into a house in Los Angeles on August 5th and on August 8th it was announced that she was in "an extreme critical condition" and slipped into a coma.

It was announced early on Friday that she was "not expected to survive" and the decision was made to take her off life support.

“We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses that cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital,” the statement read.

“Anne had a huge heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit,” the statement added.

"More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her life’s work — especially moving the needle for acceptance of who you love. She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and dearly missed for her light.”

Heche is known for her starring role in 1990's films such as the 1997 disaster film 'Volcano' opposite Tommy Lee Jones and the 1998 'Psycho' remake directed by Gus Van Sant.

Heche also starred alongside Harrison Ford in the 1998 film 'Six Days, Seven Nights', and also appeared in films such as 'Donnie Brasco', and 'I Know What You Did Last Summer'.