Lynne Mishele, the woman living at the rental home that was destroyed in the car crash involving Anne Heche last week, is sending her condolences to the late actress’s family.
Following 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.
“Her family and her friends and her children, especially, really have suffered a great loss, and my heart goes out to them,” Mishele said. “This entire situation is just tragic and there really are just no words. I’m sending love to everyone involved.”
Just one day prior, Mishele issued another statement to talk about the support she has received since the Emmy-winner’s car crashed into her Mar Vista home, setting it ablaze.
“I’m still recovering and trying to figure out up from down,” she started, before sending out a “huge” thank you to everybody that had sent her their love and support. “It’s obviously 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 back to everybody individually. “Thank you everybody from the bottom of my heart. It’s really truly overwhelming. You guys have really impacted my life in a very profound way so thank you so much.” She gave viewers a brief update about her pets, too, before ending the video.
The owners of the home that Mishele was renting started a GoFundMe after the woman lost nearly everything in the fire and have raised over $160 thousand to help her replace her belongings and find a new home.
A rep for Heche confirmed her death on Friday, stating, “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 Parade reported.
Heche—who was in a coma for a week after sustaining a severe brain injury in the crash—was kept on life support to allow time for her viable organs to be donated to matching recipients.