Anne Heche’s ex-husband Coleman “Coley” Laffoon has commented on her death.
“Hey, it’s Coley. In the wake of Anne’s passing, I just want to say a few things,” the real estate consultant said in an Instagram video uploaded Friday. “First, I loved her and I miss her. And I will always do that.”
The devoted father added that their son, Homer, “mourns her” […] but he is surrounded by family.”
“He’s strong and he’s going to be fine. And to all those people checking in, thank you. It’s hard for me, it’s hard for our family, it’s hard for Homer, but we have each other and we have a lot of support and it’s coming good with us.”
Laffoon added that he likes to “think Anne is free from pain and enjoy her experience no matter what comes on her journey.”
He continued: “She came in warm and she had a lot to say and she was brave and fearless, held very hard and was never afraid to let us know what she thinks and what she believed in. It was all about love, so see you Bye, Anna. I love you, thank you for the good times, there were so many. And in the meantime I have our son and he will be fine. Love you.”
He also shared a photo of Heche holding their 20-year-old son when he was just a baby, writing: “It’s important to remember true love in the best of times. Thank you Anne. Peace on your journey.”
Laffoon’s wife, Alexi Laffoon, also paid tribute to the actress with a letter written by her daughter Emmylou. It read: ‘Dear Anne, I hope you feel better soon. Lots of love and kisses sent. Emmalou and mom.”
“Thank you for the outpouring of support for our family. Anne and I shared a bond in motherhood through Homer,” she wrote in her post.
“She always gave me strength and encouragement as Homer’s ‘other mother’, and was happy to watch our family grow over the years. I am grateful to have witnessed her wild love for her sons and for Homer’s gift that has blessed my life more than words can say.”
Homer also spoke out after his mother passed away, telling Vidak For Congress in a statement: “My brother Atlas and I have lost our mother. After six days of almost incredible emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness.
“Hopefully my mother is free from pain and begins to discover what I like to envision as her eternal freedom. In those six days, thousands of friends, family and fans have expressed their hearts to me,” he continued.
“I am grateful for their love, as well as for the support of my father, Coley and my stepmother Alexi, who have remained my rock during this time. Rest in peace Mom, I love you, Homer.”
The 53-year-old actress died on August 5 after a horrific car accident.
Heche’s rep told Vidak For Congress on Thursday evening that she was “not expected to survive”.
She had suffered “severe anoxic brain injury” as a result of the wreckage and remained “in a coma” at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center in California.
“It’s long been her choice to donate her organs,” her spokesperson said in part, explaining that she was “held on life support to determine if any are viable.”
Heche’s representative thanked the actress’ fans “for their kind wishes and prayers” as well as “the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses” who have looked after her since the August 5 wreck.
“She will be remembered for her brave honesty and sorely missed for her light.”
The ‘Disappeared’ star ‘went unconscious and slipped into a coma’ shortly after her blue Mini Cooper crashed into a house in LA last Friday.
The house and vehicle went up in flames, leaving Heche with burns requiring “surgical intervention,” her representative told us three days after the accident.
“She has a significant lung injury that requires mechanical ventilation,” the spokesperson added.
After receiving a warrant to test her blood, Los Angeles police were reportedly able to determine that Heche was under the influence of cocaine at the time of the crash.
Law enforcement sources told TMZ Thursday afternoon that Heche’s blood test results were also positive for fentanyl. However, the drug could have been administered in the hospital to ease the pain of the accident.
The woman whose home Heche encountered claimed she was injured and required medical attention as a result, prompting the LAPD to escalate the investigation into a felony DUI. But the actress was not under the influence of alcohol, TMZ reports.
Heche shared 20-year-old son Homer Laffoon with 48-year-old Laffoon. The couple was married from 2001 to 2009. The late actress also shared 13-year-old son Atlas Heche Tupper with her “Men in Trees” co-star, James Tupper.