Anne Heche, who died last month, was one of several late beloved stars honored during the In Memoriam tribute at the 2022 Emmy Awards on Monday, September 12.
John Legend took the stage to perform a new song titled “Pieces” as images of stars Hollywood lost throughout the year flashed on the big screen behind him. The heartfelt segment, which included Heche, celebrated Ray Liotta and James Caan, Betty White and Sidney Poitier, among others.
The Another World alum — who won a Daytime Emmy in 1991 for her dual role as twins Vicky Hudson and Marley Love on the long-running soap opera — died on August 12, one week after crashing her car into a Los Angeles home. Heche was 53.
August 5th, I Know What You Did Last SpringWhile traveling at a fast speed, the actress accidentally tore her Mini Cooper into Mar Vista’s second-story house. This set off a massive fire. One resident was at home at the time but she was safe in her backyard. Heche was trapped in the burning building for 45 minutes before firefighters could rescue her.
Heche was conscious at first, and was able to communicate with first responders. She fell into a coma 3 days later. The Wag the DogActress was officially declared dead on August 12. However, she was not taken off life support until two working days later in order for her organs to be harvested.
The Six Days, Seven Nights star’s official cause of death was due to inhalation of smoke and thermal injuries, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.
“Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend,” Heche’s rep said in a statement to Us WeeklyAt the time. “Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”
Heche’s 20-year-old son, Homer, whom she shared with ex-husband Coleman “Coley” Laffoon, has filed paperwork to be in charge of his late mom’s estate, UseSeptember 1st, confirmed The Ohio native died without a will. He also had a 13-year-old son named Atlas with ex James Tupper.
“The Estate consists of two (2) intestate heirs — Homer Heche Laffoon and Atlas Heche Tupper. Homer Heche Laffoon (the proposed Administrator) is an adult. Atlas Heche Tupper is a minor,” the legal documents state. “Filed concurrently with this petition is a Petition for Appointment of Guardian ad Litem for the minor, which specifically requests that the guardian ad litem be granted the authority to waive bond on behalf of the minor.”
Heche’s memory will be honored in one of her final films, which will be released posthumously. Director Eric Parkinson, who worked alongside the late star Wildfire: Legend of Cherokee GhostAccording to TMZ, he said that he is dedicating the movie to her in August. The inspiring film will be released Friday, September 16.