Actress Anne Heche died tragically on August 14, 2022 at the age of 53. She was an entrancing performer whose versatility powered an admirable career in television and film spanning four decades.
Heche first appeared on the TV soap opera Another World and won a Daytime Emmy. After her time on the show, she went on to star in acclaimed films such as Donnie Brasco and Wag the Dog. She also directed a segment of HBO film If These Walls Could Talk 2 and wrote a gut-wrenching memoir detailing her struggles with mental illness and childhood abuse. She wore her heart on her sleeve and prided herself on being “part of the change,” especially when it came to normalizing same-sex relationships in mainstream culture.
Heche is survived by her two sons, Atlas and Homer, who will miss her dearly. Homer made a statement to the public: “Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom.” This is a wish that we can all send someone who gave so much to this world.
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