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Anne Heche’s ex-husband Coley Laffoon mentioned their son Homer, 20, is “sturdy” and might be “OK” in an emotional message after her demise on Friday.
“I cherished her and I miss her and I’m at all times going to,” Laffoon mentioned in a video posted to Instagram. “Homer is OK. He’s grieving, after all. It’s tough, it’s actually tough as in all probability anyone can think about. However he’s surrounded by household and he’s sturdy and he’s going to be OK.”
Laffoon thanked those that had checked in to see how he and Homer have been doing amid Heche’s hospitalization following a fiery automotive crash in Los Angeles on Aug. 5 and her demise on Friday.
“Your check-in, exhibiting us your coronary heart, providing prayers and every thing, so lovely, thanks,” Laffoon mentioned. “It’s arduous for me, it’s arduous for my household, it’s arduous for Homer. However we’ve received one another and we now have a number of assist and we’re going to be OK.”
Laffoon and Heche have been married from 2001-2009.
The “Six Days, Seven Nights” actress was hospitalized in a coma every week in the past after she crashed her automotive into a house within the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles final Friday. She was suspected of driving underneath the affect.
Heche suffered a “extreme” mind damage following the crash and was declared brain-dead on Friday.
“Anne might be – I’d prefer to suppose she is free from ache and having fun with or experiencing no matter’s subsequent in her journey,” Laffoon continued. “She got here in scorching and she or he had so much to say.”
He continued whereas holding again tears, “She was courageous and fearless and cherished actually arduous and was by no means afraid to tell us what she thinks and what she believed in, and it was at all times love. It was all about love. So, goodbye, Anne. Love you. Thanks. Thanks for all the nice occasions. There have been so many. And see you on the opposite aspect. Within the meantime, I’ve received our son. He’ll be nice. Love you.”
Homer Laffoon is Heche’s oldest son.
She additionally has a son, Atlas, 13, with actor James Tupper, whom she was with from 2007 to 2018.
Homer paid tribute to his mother on Friday. “My brother Atlas and I misplaced our Mother. After six days of just about unbelievable emotional swings, I’m left with a deep, wordless unhappiness. Hopefully my mother is free from ache and starting to discover what I prefer to think about as her everlasting freedom,” Homer mentioned in an announcement to Fox Information Digital.
“Over these six days, 1000’s of pals, household, and followers made their hearts identified to me. I’m grateful for his or her love, as I’m for the assist of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who proceed to be my rock throughout this time. Relaxation In Peace Mother, I like you, Homer,” the assertion concluded.