Anne Heche was over $60,000 in credit card debt when she died aged 53
Posted by  badge Boss on Apr 29
Anne Heche died in August following a fatal car crash (Picture: Getty)

was over $60,000 (around £48,000) in credit card debt when she died, new court documents show.

The actress died aged 53 on August 5, 2022, following a fatal car crash.

She lost consciousness shortly after the collision and never regained it, dying from injuries caused by smoke inhalation and burns, 

It has now emerged that the Emmy-winning star owed $62,011.35 in credit card debt.

As a result, a newly-filed Los Angeles court document, obtained by , shows Citibank wants $36,131.35 (around £29k) from her estate to settle the debt.

A payment of $25,850 (£21k) after she died lowered the initial balance.

New court documents show the extent of her debts (Picture: Backgrid)
Citibank wants $36,131.35 (around £29k) from her estate to settle (Picture: Backgrid)

Her estate is controlled by her son Homer Laffoon, 21, who was named permanent administrator of her will back in November.

She left behind around $110,000 (£88k) in cash and checks in her estate. 

He took control of her estate after James Tupper, claiming it wasn’t written in her handwriting.

In other financial woes, in November, after the crash she was in before she died destroyed a woman’s home.

Lynne Michele reportedly filed a lawsuit against the late performer demanded the funds for the trauma and stress caused following the collision.

The actress was stuck in a burning house for 45 minutes after her collision (Picture: Getty)

Renting the home from John and Jennifer Durand, she was inside the Mar Vista house when Heche’s car crashed through the front wall and almost rammed into Lynne and her two pet .

Requesting compensation for ‘negligence’, ‘infliction of emotional distress’, and ‘trespass’, the claimant said she was ‘working from home’ when the ‘dramatic force’ of Heche’s vehicle startled her.

The car ‘slammed through the living room, kitchen, home office, and primary room closet before settling into the laundry/storage room of her house.’

After the crash caused a fire, as reports showed that it took firefighters that long to remove her.

Her 21-year-old son, Homer Laffoon, was left in charge of her estate (Picture: Getty)

They were unable to reach the car for 20 minutes, and a further 20 were needed to remove the vehicle from the property. 

According to , who were shown Los Angeles Fire Department records under the California Public Records Act, the blaze was so intense that responders struggled to see or approach the car. 

After Heche was found, firefighters used a heavy-duty tow truck to pull the car out of the house.

However, the fire department later said that even if Heche had been spotted inside the car immediately, it is unlikely firefighters could have responded differently.

It took 30 minutes to fight the fire to a point where the rescue could be made safely.

Heche had been declared clinically dead but her heart was kept beating until suitable recipients could be found for her organs, which were donated.