The 53-year-old actor lost consciousness after the car accident on August 5. His family, former co-stars and friends are paying tribute.
Ann Heche will not wake up from her coma. This news was confirmed by the representative of his family to the American media People this Friday.
We have lost a bright light, a caring and cheerful soul, a loving mother and a loyal friend. Anna will be greatly missed, but lives on in her beautiful sons, her iconic work and her passionate advocacy. Her courage to always stand in her truth, to spread her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.
Her older son, Homer, 20, also issued a statement on behalf of himself and his half-brother, 13-year-old Atlas.
“My brother Atlas and I lost our mother. he told the people. “After six days of an almost unbelievable emotional leap, I was left with a deep, speechless sadness. I hope that my mother will be freed from her pain and begin to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom. Rest in peace mom, I love you– he concluded at last.
In the wake of the tragedy, Anne Heche is remembered by many as moving tributes: messages of love and appreciation for the actress, her work and her activism poured in on social media from friends and former partners or high-profile fans.
In a statement obtained by People, Robert De Niro expressed his grief. “I am so sorry to hear of the tragic death of Anna Heche. He was a wonderful actor and I really enjoyed working with him in Influencers. sad! sad! sad!“
Ellen DeGeneres, Ann Hatche’s ex-partner, spoke out on Twitter. “It’s a sad day. Sending all my love to Anna’s children, family and friends.“Anne Heche and Ellen DeGeneres made headlines in 1997 when they went public with their relationship, making history as one of Hollywood’s first visible same-sex couples.
Film director Ted Geoghegan spoke on the subject: “Young people today don’t know what it was like, but I vividly remember when Ann Hatche and Ellen DeGeneres went public with their relationship in 1997. I was excited and I remember thinking. : ‘It can really change things for people.’ Thank you for taking such a brave step, Anna.“
James Tupper, who starred with him in the TV series Men in Trees (2006-2008), is also one of the people who paid tribute to him. He is also her ex-boyfriend and the father of her 13-year-old son. “I love you forever“, he wrote on his Instagram account.
Lauren Tom, another of his co-stars in the series, also spoke:I remember Anne Heche for her talent, light, kindness and professionalism.“, the 61-year-old actor wrote on Twitter. “I had the pleasure of meeting and working with him on Men in the Trees from 2006-2008. Sending love to him and his family and those involved in this heartwarming series of events…“
On Instagram, Jennifer Love Hewitt shared a photo of the actor in the story. – With whom he co-starred in the cult horror film Remembering… Last Summer 1997 – It is accompanied by a few words:It was an honor and a pleasure to work with you. Thank you for sharing your light with me.“
Priyanka Chopra Jonas also chose to post a story on her Instagram account in honor of the late actor. “My heart goes out to the children, family, friends and all who are mourning Ann Hatche. It was a great honor to meet you and work with you. You were a lovely person and an amazing actor. You will always have a special place in my heart. Rest in power, Anna.Priyanka and Anna worked together in the TV series Quantico (2015).
Also on Instagram, Alec Baldwin spoke at length in a video where he shares his memories of the actor, a tribute accompanied by a simple “heartwarming …”. The two actors have really responded to the boards in comedy expensive train In 2004, Anne Heche played Lily Garland, a performance that earned her a Tony Award nomination.
Comedian Ross Lynch, who played his son in the 2018 drama My Friend Dahmer, also dedicated a story to him, saying:Anna was such an amazing person. I loved him very much. I am very saddened by his sudden death. She was a brilliant soul with tons of love. I am very glad to have met you as well as I did. I will miss you Anna.The post is accompanied by a photo of the actor in the film, which brings them together.
On Twitter, the Daytime Emmys account sent a message to the star’s family, remembering her for her dual role in Another World, for which she won the 1991 Daytime Emmy for Best Young Actress.
“Her performance as Victoria/Marley in Another World touched the world and remains etched in our memory.“, we read in Twitter.
Roseanne Arquette, who previously shared her best wishes for the actor, simply tweeted:Rest in peace now Anna“.
Actor Steven Kunken also posted a few words about the artist’s disappearance: “A few years ago I was Anne Hatche’s eccentric suitor in PROOF on Broadway. It was as wacky and absolutely fabulous as I could have ever dreamed it would be. A huge talent that I loved to answer and above all a truly decent person and friend. The news is extremely sad.“
Director James Gunn, in turn, praised the actor’s performance in the same play, evidence (2002): “Possibly the best acting I’ve ever seen in my life.– he shared on Twitter.
“Anne Heche was an extremely talented actress who endured more horror than anyone should have“, concluded film historian Mark Harris on Twitter. Harris singled out the actor in particular in a 2009 article detailing his traumatic childhood. “He deserves to be remembered with compassion.“