• Anne Heche died after a serious car accident
  • However, ex-girlfriend Ellen DeGeneres is not allowed to come to her funeral
  • This is the reason

After her dramatic car accident in Los Angeles on August 5th, Anne Heche (†53) was declared brain dead on August 12. According to Radar Online, the funeral will take place later this week.

Ex-partner Ellen DeGeneres (64) will not be there. "Anne’s funeral will be this week and Ellen will not be invited. It’s just close family and friends. It will be small and private," sources told the website.

Anne Heche and Ellen DeGeneres haven't been in touch for years

Anne Heche and Ellen DeGeneres were a couple from 1997 to 2000 and walked the red carpets of Hollywood as a public lesbian couple. This courage meant a lot to many members of the LGBTQ community.

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Although the ex-couple was no longer in touch, Ellen expressed her condolences via Twitter. "This is a sad day. I’m sending Anne’s children, family and friends all of my love," Ellen wrote.

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