Anne Heche’s Ex-Husband Coley Laffoon Says Son Homer Is “Strong” as They Mourn Her Death
Anne Heche’s ex-husband Coley Laffoon has spoken out about how his family is coping with the death of the actress, following her fatal car crash.
Coleman “Coley” Laffoon expressed a heartfelt tribute to the late actress and mother of their 20-year-old son, Homer, in an Instagram post.
Laffoon offered an emotional homage to his former wife on Aug. 12, after the Six Days Seven Nights actor was declared legally dead at the age of 53 after spending days in a coma following a vehicle incident last week.
“I simply wanted to offer a few words in the aftermath of Anne’s death. One, I adored her and will continue to miss her “He stated this in a selfie video. “Two, Homer is OK. Of course, he’s in mourning, and it’s difficult, terribly rough, as anyone might guess. But he’s surrounded by his family, he’s strong, and he’ll be well.”
In addition to Homer, Anne is the mother to Atlas, a 13-year-old son of her ex-partner and Men in Trees co-star James Tupper. Following her passing, both Homer and James paid respect to the actress.
Coley, who was married to Anne from 2001 until 2009, expressed gratitude to friends and admirers who sent condolences.
Lucy Lawless, writing on behalf of herself and her husband and Xena co-creator Rob Tapert, was among those who expressed their condolences on his Instagram page. At a 2006 Las Vegas event, the couple met and became friends with Anne and Coley.
“Thank you to everyone who checked in,” Coley stated in his video. “Your check-in, showing us your heart, praying for us, everything was so amazing. Thank you very much. It’s difficult for me. It’s difficult for my family. It’s quite difficult for Homer. But we’ve got each other and a lot of support, so we’ll be fine. And I believe Anne is probably free—free from pain and enjoying or experiencing whatever comes next in her journey.”
During her life, Anne “came in hot and she had a lot to say,” he recalled. “She was courageous and fearless, and she loved fiercely. She was never afraid to tell us what she thought and what she believed in, and it was always love. Everything revolved around love “He went on. “So, Anne, farewell. I adore you. Thank you very much. Thank you for all of the enjoyable times. There were a lot of them. And hope to meet you on the other side. In the meantime, I have our son. He’ll be just fine. I adore you.”