Ellen DeGeneres (64) has responded via social media to the death of her ex Anne Heche. ‘This is a sad day. I send all my love to Anne’s children, family and friends,” she wrote in a short message. The presenter wrote the message just before ‘The Guardian’ reported that Heche had been taken off the ventilator.

“This is a sad day”

On Friday it was announced that Anne had suffered serious brain damage in the accident in which she drove her car into a house and that she would most likely not survive. The actress had been in a coma since Monday.

Ellen and Anne had a relationship for several years in the late 1990s. That was shortly after the presenter came out.