LA County coroner rules Anne Heche's death an accident

The cause of death of actress Anne Heche was ruled an accident Wednesday by the Los Angeles County Department of the Medical Examiner-Coroner.

Heche's car crashed into a LA home & erupted into flames on August 5. After the accident, she had a "severe anoxic brain injury," depriving her brain of oxygen, among other critical injuries.

She died Sunday after being taken off life support. Also Heche's body has since been released from the coroner's office

The coroner cited inhalation and thermal injuries as the cause of death. Other "significant conditions" in her death included a "sternal fracture due to blunt trauma," according to the reports.

Heche was an award-winning actress who made her TV debut in 1987 on the soap opera "Another World," a role for which she won a Daytime Emmy.

After leaving the show, she began her film career, appearing in acclaimed films including "Donnie Brasco" and "Wag the Dog." Heche did films like 98 "Psycho"  remake & rom-com "Six Days Seven Nights".

She also directed a segment of a 2000 HBO film "If These Walls Could Talk 2" and in her 2001 memoir, she revealed her lifelong struggles with mental illnesses after being abused by her father.