Anne Heche’s son pays tribute to him in a moving statement: “I find myself with deep sadness and without words”


Tributes have started pouring in for actress Anne Heche.

The actress, who suffered serious injuries after a violent car accident in Los Angeles last week, was declared brain dead on Thursday evening but was kept on life support for organ donation, her husband said on Friday. representing.

Heche’s family released a statement on Friday confirming that she had passed away and had chosen to donate her organs.

Actress Anne Heche poses at Variety’s 4th Annual Power of Women event in Beverly Hills, California on October 5, 2012.

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Heche was involved in an accident involving a car on August 5, her rep confirmed to ABC News on Monday.

The actress was driving in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles when she crashed into a house, engulfing both her car and the house in flames, according to Los Angeles police and firefighters. The resident of the home and her pets were able to escape the fire unharmed and Heche was taken to an ambulance.

The Los Angeles Police Department said Thursday it received blood test results shortly after the accident, which showed she had narcotics in her system.

Heche is survived by his two sons, Atlas Heche Tupper and Homer Laffoon, the latter of whom paid tribute to his mother in a statement obtained by KABC on Friday.

“My brother Atlas and I have lost our mum,” Laffoon wrote. “After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. I hope my mother is free from pain and begins to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom. During these six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans have let me know their hearts. I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my father, Coley, and my mother-in-law Alexi, who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest in Peace Mom, I love you, Homer.”

Heche’s family, in their statement on Friday, praised her for her “kindness” and courage.

“Anne had a huge heart and touched everyone she met with her generous spirit,” they said. “More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her life’s work – especially moving the needle to accept who you love. She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and will be sorely missed. for his light.”

After news of her death was announced, Heche’s friends and fellow cast members also took to social media to remember her.

James Tupper“Love you forever,” Heche’s ex-partner James Tupper, who is Atlas Heche Tupper’s father, wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of the actress.

Ellen Degeneres:

Keo Motsepe: “I love you Anne Heche,” Motsepe wrote on her Instagram Stories. Motsepe was Heche’s dance partner on Season 29 of “Dancing with the Stars.”

Ed Helms:

Stephen Kuken:

James Gun:



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