Anne Heche, who died in August following a catastrophic vehicle collision that left her in serious condition, was one of the most sad recent celebrity fatalities. The Emmy and Tony Award winner was 53 years old.
Nine months after her untimely passing, the actress’ family finally laid her to rest in a ceremony on Mother’s Day.
The Six Days, Seven Nights actress was cremated a week after her death; however, her family allegedly opted to wait until Mother’s Day to bury her ashes in Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Anne’s final resting place was given to her on Sunday afternoon, a spokesman revealed on Monday. She loved everyone with such devotion and sincerely, and her children, her legacy, were thankful for everyone’s support and love during such a hard time, and they are thankful to be able to honor their mother on Mother’s Day.
Atlas and Homer, Heche’s two boys, outlive her.
Heche was laid to rest in a tomb at the “Garden of Legends” close to actor Mickey Rooney and artists Chris Cornell and Johnny Ramone. Her location is said to provide a gorgeous view of the lake.
Last summer, Heche slammed her Mini Cooper into a house in Los Angeles’ Mar Vista neighbourhood. According to the Washington Post, the truck caught fire and took 59 firemen over an hour to extinguish.
The actress was subsequently discovered to have been under the influence of cocaine but not alcohol at the time of the collision. The actress was in a coma after suffering serious wounds and burns. According to Michael McConnell, one of Heche’s agents, the actress is in severe critical situation with important pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation and burns that require surgical intervention.
Heche was confirmed brain dead on August 11 and proclaimed deceased under California state law. On August 14, she was removed off life support.
”Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend,” Heche’s publicist stated.
“Anne will be greatly missed, but her beautiful sons, iconic body of work, and passionate advocacy will live on.” Her fearlessness in always speaking her truth and promoting her message of love and acceptance will have a long-lasting influence.”
His brother Atlas and he lost their Mom, her son Homer said. He is left with a profound, indescribable sorrow after six days of almost unfathomable emotional swings. Perhaps his mother is no longer in agony and is starting to explore what he envision to be her everlasting freedom.
Heche rose to prominence in the soap series Another World, for which she received a Daytime Emmy Award.
She appeared in films such as Donnie Brasco, I Know What You Did Last Summer, Volcano, and the adaptation of Psycho, in which she played Marion Crane.
She was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal in the television film Gracie’s Choice, as well as a Tony Award for her performance in the Broadway play Twentieth Century.
In the late 1990s, Heche made news for her friendship with comedian Ellen DeGeneres. She had mental health issues, which she blamed on sexual assault from her dad when she was a child.
Rest in peace, Our sympathies are with Anne Heche and her family after what must have been a very difficult Mother’s Day.