Robert De Niro praised Anne Heche as a “great actress”.
The Hollywood icon paid a rousing tribute to Heche, who died at the age of 53 after starring alongside the actress in the 1997 political satire film Wag the Dog.
De Niro, 78, said in a statement to Entertainment Tonight, “So sad to hear the tragic passing of Anne Heche. It was a lot of fun working with him,” he said. sad! sad! sad! ”
The actress died on Friday (08.12.22), days after being involved in a car accident.
A rep for the movie star previously confirmed that Heche fell into a coma after the crash.
“Shortly after the accident, Anne Heche was unconscious, comatose and in critical condition.
“She has significant lung injuries requiring a ventilator and burns requiring surgical intervention.”
Heche’s best friend, Nancy Davis, later confirmed that she had passed away.
“I will miss her and cherish all the beautiful memories we shared.
“She is very supportive of anything she can do to help @racetoerasems and when she sees that she can contribute something of her time, talent and creative genius to finding a cure for multiple sclerosis. always said so.
“My heart is broken #heavenhasanewangel #heavenhasanotherangel. (sic)”
Heche’s former talk show host Ellen DeGeneres also paid tribute to Heche on Twitter.
Ellen, 64, wrote on the microblogging platform: