January 28, 2023

Anne Heche’s Son Atlas Speaks Out After Mother’s Dying: Particulars

Anne Heche's Son Atlas, 14, Breaks Silence Nearly 6 Months After Her Death

Atlas Heche, Anne Heche, and Homer Heche.
Courtesy of Anne Heche/Instagram

Mourning his mother. Anne Heche‘s son Atlas is talking out for the primary time for the reason that actress’ dying.

“My mother was the brightest individual I’ve ever recognized,” the 14-year-old instructed the Los Angeles Inquisitor journal in a tribute posted on Tuesday, January 24. “She at all times knew how you can resolve an issue, or assist a good friend. She at all times knew the precise factor to do. I can not put into phrases how grateful I’m or how a lot I miss her.”

Heche died almost six months prior in August 2022 after being severely burned in a Los Angeles automobile crash. She was 53 years previous. Atlas’ half-brother, Homer, beforehand issued an announcement grieving the I Know What You Did Final Summer season star shortly after she handed away.

“My brother Atlas and I misplaced our Mother. After six days of just about unbelievable emotional swings, I’m left with a deep, wordless disappointment,” Homer, 20, mentioned in August 2022. “Hopefully my mother is free from ache and starting to discover what I prefer to think about as her everlasting freedom.”

He went on to thank those that despatched their condolences within the wake of his household’s loss. “Over these six days, 1000’s of buddies, household, and followers made their hearts recognized to me,” he mentioned. “I’m grateful for his or her love, as I’m for the help of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who proceed to be my rock throughout this time.”

Homer concluded: “Relaxation In Peace Mother, I like you.”

Heche shared her eldest son with ex-husband Coleman “Coley” Laffoon, to whom she was married from 2001 to 2009. The Dancing With the Stars alum welcomed Atlas with James Tupper the identical yr her divorce from Laffoon was finalized. Heche and Tupper referred to as it quits in 2018.

The Males in Bushes actor mirrored on his relationship with Heche in his personal assertion to the Inquisitor. “Anne and I have been collectively for greater than a decade, we’ve a fantastic son collectively and in that point, she was the very definition of sunshine in our lives, at all times bringing enjoyable, love and vitality. She is going to at all times be remembered in our hearts and minds,” Tupper mentioned.

Following the One other World alum’s dying, it was revealed that she didn’t have a will. A messy court docket battle subsequently ensued, with Homer submitting a request for management over his late mom’s property. Tupper, in the meantime, claimed that Heche meant to go away him her belongings.

“FYI In case I die tomorrow and anybody asks,” learn an alleged 2011 electronic mail from the Daytime Emmy winner, per court docket docs obtained by Us in September 2022. “My needs are that each one of my belongings go to the management of Mr. James Tupper for use to lift my kids after which given to the kids. They are going to be divided equally amongst our youngsters, presently Homer Heche Laffoon and Atlas Heche Tupper, and their portion given to every when they’re the age of 25. When the final baby turns 25 any home or different properties owned could also be offered and the cash divided equally amongst our youngsters.”

Tupper went on to say that Homer was incapable of operating Heche’s accounts, however Us confirmed in November 2022 that Homer was named the overall administrator of the property. His “particular powers” have been set to run out earlier than the brand new yr.