Anne Heche's Son Breaks Silence With Emotional Tribute 6 Months After Her Death

Heche's younger son, 14-year-old Atlas, shared his first public statement since his mother's passing.

After Anne Heche tragically passed away last August, a few people close to her, including her eldest son, Homer, shared some words about the loss.

But her other son, 14-year-old Atlas, never released a public statement–until now.

The son of Heche and her ex, James Hopper, shared an emotional message about his mother as part of a tribute in the Los Angeles Inquisitor that was published today, Jan. 24.

Atlas wrote, "My mom was the brightest person I’ve ever known. She always knew how to solve a problem, or help a friend. She always knew the right thing to do. I cannot put into words how grateful I am or how much I miss her.”

The 14-year-old's father also shared a statement about Heche with the publication, saying, "Anne and I were together for more than a decade, we have a beautiful son together and in that time, she was the very definition of light in our lives, always bringing fun, love and energy. She will always be remembered in our hearts and minds."

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Some of her close friends were also quoted in the Los Angeles Inquisitor, such as Heather Duffy, who co-hosted the podcast Better Together with Anne and Heather with the late actress, stylist Derek Warburton, and photographer Rowan Daly.

After Heche's death, her 20-year-old son, Homer, said in a statement to People, "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."

Thanks to Homer and others' efforts, they posthumously finished and published Heche's memoir, Call Me Anne.

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Homer shared the news on Heche's Instagram on Jan. 5, writing, "My mom had a completed manuscript for a second book at the time of her passing. The book is the product of mom's further efforts to share her story and to help others where she could. Call Me Anne is the result and I know she was excited to share with the world. So, mom, here I am sharing it with the community you created, may it flourish and take on a life of it's [sic] own, as you would have wanted."

Call Me Anne is available now.