Hollywood mourns Anne Heche, a ‘brave and fearless’ actor


Hollywood had Emmy-winning “Another World” star Anne Heche in thoughts Friday as her demise was confirmed by her son Homer Laffoon.

The TV and movie actor died at 53 after sustaining extreme accidents in a automotive crash in Mar Vista final week. Heche’s demise got here after her consultant mentioned Thursday that she was not anticipated to outlive.

“More than her extraordinary talent, she saw spreading kindness and joy as her life’s work — especially moving the needle for acceptance of who you love,” the consultant’s assertion mentioned. “She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and dearly missed for her light.”

Social Media lit up with tributes for the “Volcano” star, together with one from Heche’s ex-husband, Coleman “Coley” Laffoon. On Friday, Laffoon supplied followers with an replace on his and Heche’s son and remembered the actor as “brave and fearless.”

“I think Anne is probably — I like to think she’s free from pain and enjoying or experiencing whatever’s next in her journey,” Laffoon mentioned in a Facebook reel.

James Tupper, who starred with Heche within the ABC sequence “Men in Trees” from September 2006 to June 2008, was among the many Hollywood figures who paid tribute to the actor on Friday. Tupper can also be Heche’s ex-boyfriend and fathered Heche’s 13-year-old son, Atlas.

“love you forever,” Tupper wrote on Instagram.

The Daytime Emmys, in a Twitter statement, despatched “love and light” to Heche’s household and remembered the cleaning soap opera star for her twin position on “Another World.” In 1991, Heche gained the excellent youthful actress Daytime Emmy for her work on the NBC drama.

“Her performance as Victoria/Marley on Another World touched the world and lives on in our memories,” the tweet said.

Rosanna Arquette, who beforehand shared nicely needs for the actor, simply tweeted, “Rest In Peace Now Anne.”

Director James Gunn praised Heche’s efficiency within the 2002 Broadway manufacturing of “Proof” as “maybe the best acting performance I’ve ever seen in my life.”

Filmmaker Ted Geoghegan tweeted about Heche and ex-girlfriend Ellen DeGeneres publicly saying their relationship in 1997.

“I was in awe, and remember thinking, ‘This could really change things for people,’” he wrote. “Thank you for so bravely taking that step, Anne.”

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