'It was all about love': Anne Heche's ex-husband Coleman Laffoon posts heartbreaking tribute
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: The day after it was revealed that the actress Anne Heche was brain dead following a terrifying car incident, Heche's ex-husband posted a heartfelt tribute to the star. Under Californian law, a person is considered dead if he or she is incapable of using their brain, as is the case with Heche. Heche was kept on life support to preserve her organs while officials looked for someone who could use them.
Coley Laffoon posted a touching tribute to his ex-wife Anne Heche on Saturday, August 13 assuring Heche's fans that he and his son Homer, 20, have the support they require during this difficult time. After being severely burned and injured, the actress was declared brain dead on August 12. Heche is survived by her sons Homer and Atlas.
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In the video, Homer's father and Heche's ex-husband shared an emotional tribute and said, "In the wake of Anne's passing, I just wanted to say a few things: One, I love her and I miss her, and I'm always going to. Two, Homer is OK. He's grieving of course, and it's rough, it's really rough, as probably anybody can imagine." Laffoon continued, "But he's surrounded by family and he's going to be OK. So for all those people checking in, thank you for checking in, showing us your heart, offering prayers, and everything. It's so beautiful. Thank you."
Laffoon also shared a photo on his Instagram which shows Heche with the couple's son shortly after his birth in 2002. He captioned the post, "It's important to remember the real love in the best times. Thank you Anne. Peace on your journey." Actress Selma Blair also expressed condolences. She wrote in comments, "This starlight woman. She did wonderful things for suffering people in her life. She loves those boys. And love is what is now. Much support from us. I am so sorry for your loss."
James Tupper, the father of Heche's other son, Atlas Heche Tupper also shared a picture of his late ex-wife on Instagram on Saturday captioning, "Love you forever."
Laffoon in his tribute also said, "It's hard for me, it's hard for my family, it's really hard for Homer, but we've got each other and we have a lot of support and we're going to be OK."
He added that he believes "Anne is free from pain and enjoying her experience, whatever is next in her journey."
"She came in hot and she had a lot to say and she was brave and fearless, loved really hard, and was never afraid to let us know what she thinks and what she believed in," he noted.
"It was all about love, so goodbye, Anne. Love you, thank you for the good times, there were so many. And in the meantime, I got our son, and he will be fine."