Anne Heche’s Son Speaks Out After She’s Declared Legally Dead


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.

On August 5, Heche was involved in a fiery accident in Los Angeles in which a speeding car collided with a house in a residential area. She suffered a serious anoxic brain injury, her spokesperson said.

Although Heche is legally dead under California law, her spokesperson told NBC News that her heart is still beating and that she has not been taken off the ventilator to determine her suitability for organ donation.

On multiple occasions, the actor shared how proud she was of her boys.

Heche wrote a blog for People about the joy of seeing Homer go to a summer tennis camp and see him improve his skills in the sport.

“This is what we want for our children. A hope – a satisfaction that when we work we can take care of everything that makes them feel good about themselves. That is it. The mother is at war. The good, the bad, the ugly. The future. It’s all about them. And what I’ve learned this summer is that if you really get in touch with them, they’ll embrace it,” she wrote in 2012.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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