The 53-year-old actress has not regained consciousness after her car accident on August 5. His family, former co-stars and friends pay their last respects.
Anne Heche will not wake up from her coma. The news was confirmed this Friday by a representative of his family for the American media People.
We have lost a bright light, a caring and cheerful soul, a loving mother and a loyal friend. Anne will be greatly missed, but she lives on with her beautiful sons, her iconic work and her passionate advocacy. His courage to always stand in his truth, spreading his message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.
Her eldest son, Homer, 20, also released a statement on behalf of himself and his half-brother, Atlas, 13.
“My brother Atlas and I have lost our mother.” he told People. “After six days of almost unbelievable emotional ups and downs, I am left with a deep sadness and speechless. I hope my mother is free from pain and begins to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom. […] Rest in peace mom, I love you“, he concluded at the end.
After the tragedy, Anne Heche is remembered by many people in touching tributes: messages of love and appreciation for the actress, her work and activism are pouring in on social media from friends and ex-partners of actors or high-profile admirers.
In a statement obtained by People, Robert De Niro expressed his grief. “I am very saddened to learn of the tragic death of Anne Heche. She was a wonderful actress and I really enjoyed working with her influential people. Sad! Sad! Sad!“
Ellen DeGeneres, Anne Heche’s ex-partner, spoke out on Twitter. “It’s a sad day. I send all my love to Anna’s children, family and friends.“Anne Heche and Ellen DeGeneres made headlines in 1997 when they went public with their relationship and made history as one of the first visible same-sex couples in Hollywood.
Director Ted Geoghegan has spoken on the subject: “Young people today don’t know what it was like, but I remember well when Anne Heche and Ellen DeGeneres went public with their relationship in 1997. I was amazed and I remember thinking, ‘This could really change things for people. . Thank you for taking such a brave step, Anne.“
James Tupper, who starred with him in the series Men in Trees (2006-2008), is also one of the personalities who paid tribute to him. He is also her ex-boyfriend and the father of her 13-year-old son. “I love you forever“, he wrote on his Instagram account.
Lauren Tom, another of his co-stars in the series, also spoke: “I remember Anne Heche for her talent, light, kindness and professionalism.“, the 61-year-old actress wrote on Twitter. “I had the pleasure of knowing and working with him in 2006-2008 on Men in Trees. I send love to her and her family and those involved in this series of horrific events…“
On Instagram, Jennifer Love Hewitt shared a photo of the actress – with whom she starred in the horror film Remember… last summer in 1997 – along with these few words:It was an honor and a joy to work with you. Thank you for sharing your light with me.“
Priyanka Chopra Jonas also chose to post a story on her Instagram account to pay tribute to the late actress. “My heart goes out to the children, family, friends and all who mourn Anne Heche. It was an honor to know you and work alongside you. You were a wonderful person and a wonderful actress. You will always have a special place in my heart. Rest in power, Anne.Priyanka and Anne worked together in the TV series Quantico (2015).
Also on Instagram, Alec Baldwin spoke at length in a video sharing his memories of the actress, a tribute accompanied by a simple “heartbreaking…”. The two actors have really given the answer to the charts in comedy luxury train in 2004, in which Anne Heche played the role of Lily Garland – a performance that earned her a Tony Award nomination.
Comedian Ross Lynch, who played his son in the 2018 drama My Friend Dahmer, also dedicated a story to him that read:Anne was such a wonderful person. I loved him so much. I am deeply saddened by his sudden passing. She was a great soul with so much love to give. I’m so glad I got to know him as well as I did. I will miss you Anna.A photo of the actress in the movie that brings them together accompanies the post.
On Twitter, the Daytime Emmys account had a thought for the star’s family and remembered her for her dual role in Another World, for which she won the 1991 Daytime Emmy Award for Best New Actress.
“Her performance as Victoria/Marley in Another World touched the world and remains etched in our memories.“, we can read in the tweet.
Rosanna Arquette, who previously shared her best wishes for the actress, simply tweeted:Rest in peace now Ana“.
Actor Stephen Kunken also posted a few words about the disappearance of the artist:A few years ago, I was Anne Heche’s quirky suitor in PROOF on Broadway. She was as whimsical and absolutely fabulous as I could have ever dreamed of. An incredible talent that I enjoyed answering and most of all a [personne] a truly worthy man and friend. The news is extremely sad.“
Director James Gunn, for his part, praised the actress’ performance in the same production, test (2002): “possibly the best acting I’ve ever seen in my life,“, he shared on Twitter.
“Anne Heche was an extremely talented actress who endured horror more than anyone,” concluded film historian Mark Harris on Twitter. Harris specifically profiled the actress in a 2009 article detailing her traumatic childhood. “She deserves to be remembered with compassion.“