Born In: Aurora, Ohio, United States
Anne Heche was an American actress who made her entry into the entertainment world with her appearance in the soap opera ‘Another World.’ She had accused her father of sexually abusing her before he died of AIDS. Her relationship with her mother and the only surviving sister got estranged as they defended her father. She appeared in several television serials and films, including ‘Fatal Desire,’ ‘The Brave,’ ‘Wild Side,’ ‘Walking and Talking’ and ‘I Know What You Did Last Summer.’ Her relationship with Ellen DeGeneres drew widespread controversy during her career. She then married Coley Laffoon, but got divorced later. Thereafter, she dated James Tupper and had another son with him. She published a book titled ‘Call Me Crazy: A Memoire,’ which is an account of her turbulent life, including her abusive father and her lesbian relationship. She went through emotional and psychological issues following her break up with DeGeneres for which she had to be medically treated. Anne Heche died on August 6, 2022, in a Los Angeles hospital, six days after a fatal car crash. She was 53.
Also Known As: Anne Celeste Heche
Died At Age: 53
Spouse/Ex-: Coley Laffoon (m. 2001-2009)
father: Donald Joseph Heche
mother: Nancy Heche
children: Atlas Heche Tupper, Homer Laffoon
Born Country: United States
place of death: Los Angeles, California, United States
U.S. State: Ohio
: Car Accident
Cause of Death: Accident
Anne Heche was born Anne Celeste Heche on May 25, 1969, in Aurora, Ohio, US, to Donald and Nancy Heche. She was the youngest of five siblings. Her father was a Baptist choir director and did odd jobs, but did not make enough money to support the family. She was of mixed European decent.
She went on to perform opposite stars like Robert DeNiro, Dustin Hoffman, and Tommy Lee Jones in the political satire ‘Wag the Dog’ and the disaster film ‘Volcano.’ Though she had supportive roles in these films, critics felt she had the potential to do much more.
Her other ventures include films like ‘My Friend Dahmer’ and ‘Armed Response,’ and the television war series ‘The Brave’ (2017 – 2018). She also lent her voice for the video game ‘9: The Last Resort’ and directed segments of a few television serials.
She hosted the weekly radio show called ‘Love and Hache’ with Jason Ellis on SiriusXM and appeared as a regular guest on the television show ‘Everwood’.
She published a book titled ‘Call Me Crazy: A Memoire,’ which is an account of her life.
The alleged sexual abuse by her father during her childhood left a deep impact on her life. This allegation was refuted by her mother, due to which they grew apart and the relationship became irreversible as time went by. She was also estranged from her only surviving sister who also refuted Anne’s allegations. Anne believed that her brother’s car accident was suicide, which was dismissed by her mother and sister.
Her relationship with comedian Ellen DeGeneres drew widespread controversy in the media during the period they dated (1997-2000). As per her statement, this was her only same sex relationship, for which she had even contemplated getting civil union to make it legal if the law permitted.
Despite the controversies that surrounded her, her professional career was not dented. She went through emotional turbulence during the period that followed her break-up with DeGeneres for which she had to seek medical treatment. She was once found up wandering in Central California in a strange state of mind.
She married cameraman Coley Laffoon in September 2001, and later got divorced in 2009, after having a son named Homer in March 2002. Her battle for custody of her son went public when she appeared on television and claimed that she was being victimised. Thereafter, she dated her ‘Men in Trees’ co-star James Tupper and had a son, Atlas Heche Tupper, in March 2009. The couple separated in 2018, without getting married.
Anne Heche was involved in two car crashes in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles on August 5, 2022. First, her car hit a garage at an apartment complex and then she crashed into a house, which caused fire as a result of which she was severely burned. According to law enforcement officials, she was driving under the influence. On August 11, 2022, a representative for Heche said that she had slipped into a coma and was in extremely critical condition and not expected to survive due to fatal brain injury. Anne died on August 12, 2022, in Los Angeles, six days after the horrific car crash.
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