Actress Anne Heche, 53 Passes Away

Anne Heche photographed by Gregory Arlt
Anne Heche. GREGORY ARLT

Emmy Award-winning actress Anne Heche has died, according to PEOPLE Magazine. She was 53.

Last Friday, Heche was in a car that was traveling at a high speed when it ran off the road and collided with a residence that became engulfed in flames.

“Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend,” a rep for the star told PEOPLE Magazine in a statement on behalf of Heche’s family and friends.

“Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”


Heche’s older of two sons, Homer20, released a statement expressing his feelings on his mother’s death.

“My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom,” he says. “After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom.”

He went on to acknowledge the outpouring of love he and his family has received from around the world.

“Over those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans made their hearts known to me,” he says. “I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest In Peace Mom, I love you.”

Prayers to her family and friends.

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