After being involved in a car accident on August 5th, Anne Heche, the 53-year-old, star of movies including Donnie Brasco, Catfight, and the remake of Psycho, could not survive.
A spokesperson for her family confirmed the information to US online media source TMZ, who claimed in a statement: “We have lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.
“Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”
Her elder son, Homer Laffoon, whom Anne had with Coleman Laffoon, informed The Times on Friday that she had passed away. “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness,” he reported.
“Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom.
“Over those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans made their hearts known to me. I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest In Peace Mom, I love you, Homer.”
Anne also shared a 13-year-old son with James Tupper.
Anne Heche Car Accident
After hitting a Mar Vista house with her car and setting it on fire, Heche was on life support. Heche was sent in critical condition to a hospital in Los Angeles on August 5 following the incident.
On Thursday night, she was confirmed as brain dead, which is defined as death by California law. Heche was declared legally dead as of Friday, but her body was maintained on life support.
A law enforcement source told The Times that Heche’s initial blood test revealed cocaine in her blood. And on Thursday, a representative for the Los Angeles Police Department acknowledged that a blood test revealed Heche was under the influence of drugs at the time.
The LAPD had intended to do a second blood test before Heche passed away in order to rule out hospital treatments as the cause of the presence of narcotics on her original screen.
According to her spokeswoman, Heche suffered a serious injury in the crash and went into a coma shortly after. This necessitated the use of mechanical breathing on her.
After the crash Heche was reported to be in “stable” condition by the actor’s publicist. This raised hopes that Heche would recover. She was reportedly communicating with the firefighters as they cut her free from the debris and transported her to the hospital.
However, the actor lost consciousness shortly after, and on August 8th, Heche’s agents provided an update stating that Heche was in an “extreme critical condition” and had entered a coma. Her family said that she was not expected to survive. She was put on life support. So physicians could determine whether they would be able to donate any of her organs, according to a statement her family made on Friday.
Ellen DeGeneres, Heche’s ex-lover, posted on Twitter: “This is a sad day. I’m sending Anne’s children, family, and friends all of my love.”
This is a sad day. I’m sending Anne’s children, family and friends all of my love.
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) August 12, 2022
Coleman Laffoon, Heche’s former husband, stated in a video that she: “was brave and fearless and loved really hard. Goodbye, Anne. Love you, thank you. Thank you for all the good times. There were so many, and see you on the other side.”
Anne Heche’s Early Life
On May 25, 1969, Heche was born in Aurora, Ohio. Heche and her family relocated frequently while she was growing up because her father, a choir director, frequently took on new jobs. She began working in a dinner theatre in Swainton, New Jersey, with her mother when she was 12 years old. They later moved to Chicago with her family.
Heche’s memoir, Call Me Crazy, which was released in 2001, described her challenging life as the youngest of five children in a family that moved 11 times while she was growing up.
At the age of 13, Heche’s father passed away from Aids, which she claims he contracted from same-sex partners. Heche also asserted that her father repeatedly sexually assaulted her as a child, which caused her to get genital herpes at a young age. Others in her family rejected the allegation.
Nathan, Heche’s brother, was killed in a car accident three months after their father passed away, and his sister later claimed he committed suicide. Soon after, Heche and her mother were distanced.
While promoting the biography, Heche said that in the past, she had retreated into another identity as Christ’s half-sister, a person who had contact with extraterrestrial life.
Anne Heche and Ellen Degeneres Relationship
From 1997 to 2000, Degeneres and Heche were together and rose to fame as one of Hollywood’s most well-known same-sex couples. Heche once mentioned that her relationship caused Hollywood to shun her because homosexuality was not common at that time in America.
Anne Heche Wedding
Heche wed Laffoon in 2001, a cameraman she had employed in 2000 to capture a documentary on DeGeneres.
Anne gave birth to their son, Homer, the following year. She also made her Broadway debut in a performance of “Proof.”
She received nominations for both the Primetime Emmy Award and the Tony Award in 2004 for her performances in “Gracie’s Choice” and “Twentieth Century.” She co-starred with Alec Baldwin in them. Heche also made appearances in the movies “Sexual Life” and “Birth” that year.
Heche divorced Laffoon in 2007 and started dating James Tupper, who also starred in “Men in Trees.” Atlas was the second child she had in December 2008 with Tupper. She and Tupper separated in 2018.
What was Anne Heche’s net worth?
Anne had a net worth of about $4 million.
Where did Anne Heche live?
She lived in Akron, a city in Ohio.
Does Anne Heche have a child?
Anne had 2 sons. Homer Laffoon, 20, which she had from Coleman Laffoon and Atlas Tupper, 13, with James Tupper.
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The start of Anne Heche career
Heche, then 16 years old, was approached by a talent scout to try out for CBS’ “As the World Turns.” However, her mother urged that she finish high school to be able to take on that daytime drama. Heche made her acting debut as Vicky Hudson and Marley Love in NBC’s “Another World” after she graduated in 1987.
Her first significant performance was in the gangster movie Donnie Brasco as Johnny Depp’s girlfriend in 1997. She also appeared in the timeless films Wag the Dog, Volcano, and the slasher classic I Know What You Did Last Summer during the same year.