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Anne Heche’s Ex-husband Coley Laffoon said their son Homer, 20, is “strong” and will go “OK” in a moving post after his death on Friday.
“I loved her and miss her and always will,” Laffoon said in a video posted to Instagram. “Homer is fine. He’s in mourning, of course. It’s tough, it’s really tough as anyone can imagine. But he’s surrounded by his family and he’s strong and he’ll be fine.”
Laffoon thanked those who checked in to see how he and Homer were doing amid Heche’s hospitalization following a fiery car crash in Los Angeles on August 5 and his death Friday.
“Your recording, showing us your heart, offering prayers and everything, so beautiful, thank you,” Laffoon said. “It’s tough on me, it’s tough on my family, it’s tough on Homer. But we got along great and we have a lot of support and we’ll be fine.”
Laffoon and Heche were married from 2001 to 2009.
The “Six Days, Seven Nights” actress was hospitalized in a coma a week ago after her car crashed into a home in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles last Friday. She was suspected of driving under the influence.
Heche suffered “severe” brain damage from the accident and was declared brain dead on Friday.
“Anne is probably – I’d like to think she’s pain free and enjoying or experiencing the rest of her journey,” Laffoon continued. “She came in hot and she had a lot to say.”
He continued, holding back tears, “She was brave and fearless and really loved hard and was never afraid to let us know what she thought and what she believed in, and it was always love. . It was all about love. So, goodbye, Anne. I love you. Thank you. Thank you for all the good times. There were so many. And see you soon on the other side. In the meantime, I have our son. He’ll be fine.
Homer Laffoon is Heche’s eldest son.
She also has a son, Atlas, 13, with actor James Tupper, who she was with from 2007 to 2018.
Homer paid tribute to his mom on Friday. “My brother Atlas and I have lost our mother. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with deep, wordless sadness. I hope my mother is free from pain and begins to explore what I likes to imagine like his eternal freedom,” Homer said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“During these six days, thousands of friends, family and fans have let me know their hearts. I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my father, Coley, and my mother-in-law Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest In Peace Mom, I love you, Homer,” the statement concluded.