Family, friends and fans continue to mourn the tragic death of Anne Heche. The actor, who rose to fame in the late ’80s with the soap opera ‘Another World’ and continued to gain fame on screen with ‘Donnie Brasco’ and ‘Volcano,’ was pronounced dead on Aug. 12, a week later, according to People In being involved in a car accident. She was 53 years old. Heche remains on life support while medical staff try to find potential recipients for her organs. “It was her decision to donate her organs a long time ago,” her rep told People in August.
The entertainment community has been paying tribute to Heche for days, including her ex-boyfriends. Ellen DeGeneres, who dated Heche in the late ’90s, declared her solidarity with her loved ones. “This is a sad day. I send all my love to Anne’s children, family and friends,” she said tweeted. Heche’s ex-husband Coley Laffoon expressed his sadness at her untimely death. “It’s important to remember true love at the best of times. Thank you Anne Peace on your journey,” he wrote on Instagram. Similarly, her recent ex, James Tupper, paid tribute to Heche on his Instagram. “Love you forever,” he captioned a color-washed photo of Heche.
Heche had two sons, one with Laffoon and one with Tupper: Homer, born in 2002, and Atlas, born in 2009. Now the latest testimony from her eldest gives a glimpse of the family’s heartbreaking week.
Homer hopes Anne Heche is ‘pain free’
Anne Heche’s son Homer described the turmoil he, his brother and their families went through between Anne Heche’s accident and her death. “My brother Atlas and I lost our mother,” he said in a statement, according to People. “After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness.” Homer also shared his wishes for Heche in what is to come. “Hopefully my mom is pain free and starts exploring what I like to envision as her eternal freedom,” he added.
The abundance of support he’s received has kept him going, he noted. “I’m grateful for her love, as well as the support of my dad Coley and stepmom Alexi, who continue to be my rock during this time,” he said. “Rest in peace mom, I love you.”
Heche loved being a mother. “The wonder of life for a mother is just amazing,” she told People in 2009. In fact, her only hope in this life was to make a positive impression on Homer and Atlas, she told Access Hollywood in 2017. “Hopefully.” I made my kids happy and gave them a life they love,” she said. Heche often expressed her love for her kids on Instagram. In March, she celebrated Homer’s 20th birthday and Atlas’ 13th birthday , while reflecting on the Russo-Ukrainian war.”I shared my tears last night. Today I celebrate my two sons,” she captioned the post.