"Everybody came together in peace and love, and the family was totally united and it was beautiful," a source shared.
On Mother's Day, actress Anne Heche was formally put to rest, 9 months after she tragically passed in a fatal car crash, according to PEOPLE. "Both sons [Homer Laffoon and Atlas Tupper] were present," shared a representative for Los Angeles's Hollywood Forever Cemetery, describing the ceremony as "small, private, and lovely." A source exclusively shared, "It was a very intimate and special service." The source confirmed that 21-year-old Homer and his father Coleman Laffoon were joined by 14-year-old Atlas and his father, Heche's ex James Tupper. "Everybody came together in peace and love, and the family was totally united and it was beautiful."
Anne Heche’s cremated remains were placed at the iconic Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Mother’s Day by her sons Homer Laffoon and Atlas Tupper, nine months after her death in a car crash. https://t.co/MZQeKCyH56— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) May 16, 2023
Heche was cremated last year, but her remains have now been interred with other entertainment industry giants in Hollywood Forever's Cathedral Mausoleum. Homer previously told PEOPLE why he chose the Los Angeles Cemetery as her ultimate resting place. "My brother Atlas and I want to thank Tyler, Noelle, and all the amazing people at Hollywood Forever for their kindness, compassion, and generosity of spirit. We are convinced our Mom would love the site we have chosen for her; it's beautiful, serene and she will be among her Hollywood peers," he said.
Homer added, "Hollywood Forever is a living place, where people attend movies and concerts and other events. She was our Mom, but the kindness and the outpouring of the past few days reminded us that she also belongs to her fans, to the entertainment community, and now, to the ages." Heche died in August, at the age of 53, after crashing her car into a residence in Los Angeles on August 5, 2022. The cause of death was determined to be an accident, with smoke inhalation and "sternal fracture due to blunt trauma." The car accident also caused the Los Angeles mansion to catch fire. The actress did not die on the spot. She had been hospitalized and in a coma for about a week when Heche's family declared her legally dead on August 12.
She was taken off life support on August 14 after donating her organs. Her family opened up in a statement about her after her death. "Today we lost a bright light, a kind, and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend," a representative for the star told PEOPLE in a statement on behalf of Heche's family and friends. "Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact."
Anne Heche, an actress known for films like “Six Days, Seven Nights” and “Donnie Brasco,” died in Los Angeles, nine days after she was in a devastating car accident. She was 53.— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 15, 2022
Heche had been “peacefully taken off life support,” a representative said. https://t.co/dVEfgB5Jh2 pic.twitter.com/I3emAfCqzF
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