Lynne Michelethe woman who lived in the rented house that was destroyed in the car accident in which Anne Heche last week, extends her condolences to the late actress’s family.
Following the news of Heche’s death on Friday, August 12, Mishele called the news “devastating” and sent her love to the family in a video shared on her brand’s Instagram account.
“Especially her family and her friends and her children have suffered a great loss and my heart goes out to them,” said Mishele. “This whole situation is just tragic and there are just no words for it. I send love to everyone involved.”
Just a day earlier, Mishele had released another statement to talk about the support she’s received since the Emmy winner’s car crashed into her Mar Vista home and set it on fire.
“I’m still recovering and trying to figure it out from top to bottom,” she began, before sending a “huge” thank you to everyone who sent her their love and support. “It’s clearly been the most insane, traumatic time,” she said, also describing it as “confusing.”
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Mishele shared that she would try to eventually get everyone back individually. “Thank you all from the bottom of my heart. It’s really overwhelming. You really influenced my life in a very profound way, so thank you very much.” She also gave viewers a brief update on her pets before ending the video.
The owners of the home Mishele rented started a GoFundMe after the woman lost nearly everything in the fire and raised more than $160,000 to help her replace her belongings and find a new home.
A representative of Heche confirmed her death on Friday, declaring: “Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother and a loyal friend. Anne will be deeply missed, but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work and her passionate advocacy,” as Procession reported.
Heche – who was in a coma for a week after suffering a serious brain injury in the crash – was kept on a ventilator to allow time to donate her viable organs to matching recipients.