AceShowbiz - %cSharon Stone% now knows what heaven looks like after she was brought there back in 2001. Speaking to Closer magazine, the actress said she was suffering brain hemorrhage at the time and claimed she had died before coming back to life.
"I feel that I did die," the "Basic Instinct" star told the publication. "This kind of giant vortex of white light was upon me and - poof! I sort of took off into this glorious, bright-white light." She said that she got to meet some of her late friends and loved ones.
"I started to see and be met by some of my friends... people who were very, very dear to me [who had died]," she recalled. "I had a real journey with this that took me to places both here and beyond."
However, she didn't stay there too long. "But it was very fast - whoosh! Suddenly, I was back. I was back in my body," she continued, adding that the experience "affected [her] life so profoundly that it will never be the same."
Following the brain hemorrhage, Stone spent several years undergoing extensive rehabilitation to learn how to walk and talk again. Thanks to the experience, she's now not afraid of death anymore.
"I get not to be afraid of dying and I get to tell other people that it's a fabulous thing and death is a gift," she concluded. "When death becomes you, as it will, it's a glorious beautiful thing. I had an incredible sense of well-being and a sense that it's just so near. Death, it's very near and very safe. It's not a far away or scary thing."