Anne Heche’s eldest son, Homer Laffoon, expressed fear in a recently released statement after a spokesperson announced she was legally dead. Heche was 53 years old and died Friday after spending nearly a week in a coma and critical condition.
In a statement to NBC News via a spokesperson for Anne Heche, the actor’s son described his grief in the wake of his mother’s death.
“My brother Atlas and I have lost our mother,” the statement read. “After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless grief. Hopefully my mother is free from pain and begins to discover what I like to envision as her eternal freedom. In those six days, thousands of friends, family and fans revealed their hearts to me. I am grateful for their love, as well as for the support of my father, Coley, and my stepmother Alexi, who remain my rock during this time. Rest in peace mom, I love you, Homer.”
Homer, who shared Heche with ex-husband Coleman Laffoon, is 20 years old. His 13-year-old half-brother, Atlas Heche Tupper, is the son of actor James Tupper, who co-starred with Heche on the “Men in Trees” series.
Paying tribute to his ex, Tupper wrote on Instagram, “love you forever,” and added a heartbroken emoji.