Hollywood was thinking of Emmy-winning Another World star Anne Heche on Friday when her death was confirmed by her son Homer Laffoon.
The television and film actor died at the age of 53 after suffering serious injuries in a car crash in Mar Vista last week. Heche’s death came after her rep said Thursday that she was unlikely to survive.
“More than her extraordinary talent, she saw her life’s work in spreading kindness and joy — specifically, moving the needle to accept who you love,” the representative’s statement said. “She will be remembered for her courageous honesty and will be greatly missed for her light.”
Social media lit up with tributes to the “Volcano” star, including one from Heche’s ex-husband, Coleman “Coley” Laffoon. On Friday, Laffoon provided his followers with an update on his and Heche’s son, recalling the actor as “brave and fearless.”
“I think Anne is probably — I like to think that she’s pain free and enjoying or experiencing what’s next in her journey,” Laffoon said in a Facebook role.
James Tupper, who starred opposite Heche on the ABC series Men in Trees from September 2006 to June 2008, was among the Hollywood greats to pay tribute to the actor on Friday. Tupper is also Heche’s ex-boyfriend and father to Heche’s 13-year-old son Atlas.
“Love you forever,” Tupper wrote on Instagram.
the daytime emmys, in a Twitter statementShe sent “Love and Light” to Heche’s family and remembered the soap opera star for her dual role in “Another World.” In 1991, Heche won the Outstanding Younger Actor Daytime Emmy for her work on the NBC drama.
“Her performance as Victoria/Marley in Another World touched the world and lives on in our memories.” said the tweet.
Rosanna Arquette, who previously sent well wishes to the actor, just tweeted, “Rest in peace now Anne.”
director James Gunn praised Heches Performance in the 2002 Broadway production of “Proof” as “perhaps the best acting performance I’ve ever seen in my life.”
Filmmaker Ted Geoghegan tweeted about Heche and his ex-girlfriend Ellen DeGeneres publicly announcing their relationship in 1997.
“I was impressed and remember thinking, ‘This could really change things for people.'” he wrote. “Thank you for taking this step so bravely, Anne.”
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