Anne Heche’s son Homer Laffoon says he is left with ‘a deep, wordless melancholy’ because ‘my mother is free from agony’
“Thousands of friends, family members and fans reached out to me over these six days,” the singer said. In a statement, the 20-year-old said: “I appreciate their kindness.”
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After a rep said Anne Heche was legally deceased, her eldest son, Homer Laffoon, expressed his grief in a newly released statement. Heche, 53, died on Friday August 12, after spending nearly a week in serious condition while in a coma. The actor’s son opened up about his grief over his mother’s death in a statement given to People through an actress publicist.
The statement read: “My brother Atlas and I have lost our mom.” “I am left with deep and inexpressible grief after six days of absolutely unimaginable emotional ups and downs. I hope my mother is no longer in pain and begins to experience what I like to think of as her eternal freedom. Thousands of friends, family members and admirers contacted me during those six days. I appreciate their support as well as that of my mother-in-law Alexi and my father Coley, who continue to be my pillars of strength during this difficult time. I love you mom, rest in peace.
Heche and ex-husband Coleman Laffoon’s 20-year-old son is named Homer. Atlas Heche Tupper, his 13-year-old half-brother, is the son of James Tupper, an actor who starred with Heche in the television series “Men in Trees.” Tupper paid tribute to her ex by writing “i love you forever” with a broken heart emoji on Instagram.
A rep for the actress spoke on behalf of Heche’s family and friends and said, “Today we lost a bright light, a sweet and cheerful person, a loving mother and a loyal friend.” The statement read: “Anne will be sorely missed, but she lives on through her beautiful sons, iconic work and fiery activism.” “She will continue to make a lasting impact through her courage to always speak the truth and share her message of love and acceptance.” The spokesperson also claimed that Heche’s heart is still beating even though she is technically still alive under California law. In order to give OneLegacy Foundation time to identify suitable candidates to receive her organs, she was not removed from life support.
Heche was involved in a motor vehicle collision on August 5, MEAWW previously reported. It first hit the garage of an apartment building, fled, then hit Lynne Mishele’s house, starting a fire that eventually destroyed the residence. The health of the actress is critical. She was burned by the fire and then taken to a nearby hospital where she was intubated.