Anne HecheAlthough she has enjoyed a long and successful career as a Hollywood star, her personal life has been filled with tragedy.
The Ohio-born actress lived a turbulent childhood. She moved 11 more times with her family before finally settling in New Jersey at age 12. Donald Heche, her father, died at 45 from HIV/AIDS. The Wag the DogStar claimed that Donald raped and raped her repeatedly in her adolescence, giving birth to her herpes.
Three months after Donald’s death, Anne’s brother Nathan died in a car crash at age 18. Officials believed he had fallen asleep at his wheel at the time, but his sister believed he committed suicide. The Murphy Brown alum opened up about the aftermath of Nathan’s death during a 2019 episode ofHollywood Medium with Tyler Henry, revealing that her mother had moved the family to Chicago shortly following the death of her brother.
“I do believe that it was the universe,” Anne told Henry of the move. “That something extraordinary needed to happen to get me out of what would certainly be my death — if I continued to live with my mother in that space.”
While the Donnie BrascoWhile still in highschool, she was auditioned to be a part of the soap opera.As the World Turns. Her mother said that she needed to graduate first before she could be offered the role. Anne was then offered another part. Another World, and this time she took it — and she later won a Daytime Emmy for her work.
The Tony Award nominee appeared in numerous blockbuster movies of the 1990s, including VolcanoWith Tommy Lee JonesAnd I know what you did last summerWith Sarah Michelle GellarAnd Jennifer Love Hewitt. Anne’s personal life also made plenty of headlines at the time, as she’d started dating Ellen DeGeneres1997
The Six Days, Seven NightsLater, the star claimed that she was told not bring the comedian along to the event Volcano premiere in April 1997. (DeGeneres was also a lesbian at the time.)
“I was told by Fox studio executives that if I brought Ellen to the premiere, my contract would be terminated,” the Chicago P.D. An August 2020 interview with the Chicago P.D. revealed that the alum had claimed that Ellen was going to the premiere. Mr. Warburton. “I brought Ellen despite those threats, and we were escorted out of the theater before the lights came on by security and not allowed to attend the premiere party because they did not want any photos of us together.”
The Call Me CrazyAnne said that the author and talk show host quit in 2000. Mr. Warburton she was “proud to have been part of a revolution that helped move equality forward.”
Anne continued to date Coleman “Coley” LaffoonShe shares her son Homer with her husband, and James TupperShe shares son Atlas with her husband, She was connected to a skincare guru in September 2021. Peter Thomas Roth.
The Dancing With the StarsThe alum was a prolific producer of TV and film credits during the 2000s and 2010. But tragedy struck again in August 2022. After smashing her car into a Los Angeles home, she was badly burned and eventually fell into a coma.
Six days later, a representative for the actress stated that the accident had occurred. Us WeeklyShe would probably not survive her injuries. “We want to thank everyone for their kind wishes and prayers for Anne’s recovery and thank the dedicated staff and wonderful nurses that cared for Anne at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills hospital,” the spokesperson said in a statement. “Unfortunately, due to her accident, Anne Heche suffered a severe anoxic brain injury and remains in a coma, in critical condition. She is not expected to survive.”
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