Anne Heche died without a will, son fighting to control estate

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By Asiya Ali

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Anne Heche's son has filed court papers to control her estate after the actress died without leaving a will.

Homer Laffoon, Heche's son with ex-husband Coleman Laffoon, filed the petition in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday (August 31) requesting that he be allowed to administer his mother's estate.

The petition lists 20-year-old Laffoon and 13-year-old Atlas Tupper - Heche's youngest son with former partner James Tupper - as her only heirs.

In addition to this, Laffoon also filed a petition asking that someone be appointed to represent his minor brother's interests in court.

According to the document, the value of the estate is unknown. That is due to the initial filing that admission to assess a deceased person's assets will not be disclosed until someone has legal authority, per the Independent.

A court hearing on the 53-year-old's estate and petition filed by her eldest son will be held on August 11, according to the New York Post.

On August 12, the Six Days Seven Nights actress died as the result of a fiery car crash that occurred on August 5 in Los Angeles.

She was ruled brain dead before she was taken off life support days later after her organs were harvested for donation.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner later determined her cause of death to be inhalation of smoke and thermal injuries. The crash was listed as an accident and caused a "sternal fracture due to blunt trauma".

The Donnie Brasco star was among the biggest film stars of the late 1990s, starring with actors including Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford, and had worked in movies and television for more than three decades.

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Heche was married to Coleman Laffoon from 2001 to 2009, and was in a relationship with James Tupper, an actor, from 2007 to 2018. She had a son with each.

After the announcement of her death, Coley shared a video on Instagram about his son's grieving process, saying: "In the wake of Anne’s passing, I just wanted to say a few things. One, I loved 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. But he’s surrounded by family and he’s strong and he’s gonna be OK," he added.

Her eldest son also released a statement to People with a similar sentiment, writing: "My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness,"

"Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom. Over those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans made their hearts known to me," he continued.

"I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time," he concluded.

Featured image credit: Tsuni / USA / Alamy

Anne Heche died without a will, son fighting to control estate

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By Asiya Ali

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Anne Heche's son has filed court papers to control her estate after the actress died without leaving a will.

Homer Laffoon, Heche's son with ex-husband Coleman Laffoon, filed the petition in Los Angeles Superior Court on Wednesday (August 31) requesting that he be allowed to administer his mother's estate.

The petition lists 20-year-old Laffoon and 13-year-old Atlas Tupper - Heche's youngest son with former partner James Tupper - as her only heirs.

In addition to this, Laffoon also filed a petition asking that someone be appointed to represent his minor brother's interests in court.

According to the document, the value of the estate is unknown. That is due to the initial filing that admission to assess a deceased person's assets will not be disclosed until someone has legal authority, per the Independent.

A court hearing on the 53-year-old's estate and petition filed by her eldest son will be held on August 11, according to the New York Post.

On August 12, the Six Days Seven Nights actress died as the result of a fiery car crash that occurred on August 5 in Los Angeles.

She was ruled brain dead before she was taken off life support days later after her organs were harvested for donation.

The Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner later determined her cause of death to be inhalation of smoke and thermal injuries. The crash was listed as an accident and caused a "sternal fracture due to blunt trauma".

The Donnie Brasco star was among the biggest film stars of the late 1990s, starring with actors including Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford, and had worked in movies and television for more than three decades.

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Credit: : REUTERS / Alamy

Heche was married to Coleman Laffoon from 2001 to 2009, and was in a relationship with James Tupper, an actor, from 2007 to 2018. She had a son with each.

After the announcement of her death, Coley shared a video on Instagram about his son's grieving process, saying: "In the wake of Anne’s passing, I just wanted to say a few things. One, I loved 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. But he’s surrounded by family and he’s strong and he’s gonna be OK," he added.

Her eldest son also released a statement to People with a similar sentiment, writing: "My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness,"

"Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom. Over those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans made their hearts known to me," he continued.

"I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time," he concluded.

Featured image credit: Tsuni / USA / Alamy