On a serene Mother’s Day, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery welcomed the final resting place of the late actress Anne Heche. The renowned Cathedral Mausoleum now holds the beloved star, who tragically passed away on August 11 at the age of 53.
Confirming the news, a representative for Heche’s estate expressed gratitude for the outpouring of support during this challenging time. “She loved everyone with such fervor, and her children—her true legacy—extend their heartfelt thanks for the unwavering love and support. Today, on Mother’s Day, we honor our beloved Anne,” the representative shared with Fox News Digital.
Heche leaves behind two sons, 21-year-old Homer Laffoon and 14-year-old Atlas Tupper, who lovingly remember their mother’s vibrant spirit and extraordinary talent. In a statement last year, Homer expressed his confidence that their chosen site would have made his mother proud. Nestled among her Hollywood peers, Anne Heche finds eternal peace in the captivating Garden of Legends, located within the historic cemetery.
At the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, where cinematic history converges with the present, Anne Heche’s legacy takes its place. The burial ground, founded in 1899 and situated near the iconic Paramount Pictures lot, has become a cultural hotspot, hosting film screenings, music performances, and festivals.
Among the distinguished residents of the cemetery lie the resting places of revered actors such as Judy Garland and Douglas Fairbanks. Anne Heche’s crypt in the Cathedral Mausoleum adorns her name with a beautiful portrait and a butterfly, symbolizing her roles as a mother, actress, writer, director, creator, and believer. The tranquil mausoleum houses her remains, located across from the memorials of Chris Cornell and Johnny Ramone, with Mickey Rooney as her neighbor.
The untimely passing of Anne Heche was attributed to an accidental incident involving inhalation and thermal injuries, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office. She had sustained severe injuries from a collision in Mar Vista on August 5, resulting in a sternal fracture and anoxic brain injury. Heche valiantly fought for life at the Grossman Burn Center in West Hills, where she remained in a coma, with her organs kept functional for potential donation through the OneLegacy Foundation.
Ultimately, on Sunday, August 14, the decision was made to peacefully remove Anne Heche from life support, honoring her wishes and allowing her to make a profound impact even after her passing.
Following her demise, a legal dispute emerged between Homer and James Tupper, the father of Anne Heche’s younger son, Atlas. Initially, Tupper sought to establish guardianship over Atlas as a minor, contesting Homer’s appointment as the guardian of Heche’s estate. However, in November, Tupper’s petition was denied, ensuring that Anne Heche’s wishes and arrangements would be upheld.
As Anne Heche takes her rightful place among the stars of Hollywood’s golden era, her memory lives on, forever cherished by her family, friends, and countless admirers. Her extraordinary contributions to the entertainment industry and her indomitable spirit will continue to inspire generations to come.