Annie Heche’s ex-husband, Collie LaFoon, paid tribute to her in an emotional video — and promised that their 20-year-old son, Homer, “is going to be OK.”
“In light of Ann’s passing, I just wanted to say a few things,” the Los Angeles real estate agent, who was married to Heche from 2001 to 2007, said on Instagram. “One, I loved him and I miss him and I always will. Two, Homer is fine. He’s hurt, of course, and it’s rough. It’s really rough, like any fantasy. Can. But he’s surrounded by family, and he’s strong, and he’s going to be fine.”
To everyone who reached out, “thanks for checking in, showing us your hearts, prayers and everything,” he said. “It’s so beautiful.”
She added, “It’s hard for me. It’s hard for my family. It’s really hard for Homer. But we found each other and we got a lot of support and we’re going to be OK.”
Laffoon said he likes to think that his ex — who is also mother to 13-year-old son Atlas with ex-partner James Tupper — is “free. Free from pain and whatever lies ahead in her journey.” She came to enjoy or experience. She was hot and had a lot to say. She was brave and fearless, loved really hard, and was never afraid to tell us what she was. [thought and] believed in It was always love. It was all about love.”
He concluded by saying, “So goodbye, Annie. Love you. Thank you. Thank you for all the good times – there were so many. See you on the other side. And in the meantime, I got to see our son. May he be well.” . loves you.”
Laffoon also posted a photo of Heche sharing a sweet moment with Homer as a child, writing, “It’s important to remember true love in the best of times. Thank you Annie. Peace on your journey.”
Heche met Lafune when he made a documentary about his then-partner Ellen DeGeneres in 2000. Heche and DeGeneres had a high-profile split that year and Another world Alam started looking at the cameraman. They were married in the summer of 2001 and then welcomed son Homer in March 2002. Heche and Lafune’s marriage ended in 2007.
Heche got into a relationship with him Men in the trees co-star James Tupper, and they had Atlas. He said people magazine that Homer was a “protective” older brother from the start. She found great joy in motherhood, saying, “The miracle of life for a mother is just mind-blowing. It’s hard to explain how wonderful it is to look into the eyes of a child you’re blessed with.”
Heche and Tupper separated in 2018. Tupper also took to social media to pay tribute to his ex, who he said he will love forever.
DeGeneres, who has not maintained a relationship with Heche since their very public breakup, also posted a loving message to Heche’s family following his death.
Heche, who documented some of his struggles in his memoirs, call me crazy Was involved in a freak accident in LA on August 5th. A blood test revealed the 53-year-old had drugs in his system when his Mini Cooper drove into a house. He suffered “severe anoxic brain injury” as well as severe burns and was pronounced legally dead on Friday. Heche, who requested to be an organ donor, was taken off life support Sunday after an organ recipient was found.
During the week Heche was hospitalized — during which he was in a coma and never “regained consciousness” — Homer reportedly took the lead in making sure he received the best care possible. .
Homer released a statement after her death, saying, “My brother Atlas and I have lost our mother. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. Hope. That my mother is free from pain and has begun to explore. What I like to imagine as her eternal freedom.. In those six days, thousands of friends, family and fans poured their hearts out to me,” He added, “I’m grateful for their love, as I am to my dad, Collie, for the support, and my stepmom Alexi who continues to be my rock during this time. Rest in peace mom, I love you.”