Anne Heche’s friend marked her first death anniversary by reflecting on her powerful personality.
Heather Duffy, Heche’s close friend and Better Together With Anne & Heather podcast co-host, paid tribute to the late star saying that it is “hard to believe it has been a year since Anne left this world.”
“In some ways, it’s more difficult now because we miss her even more,” she says. “It’s not an anniversary I want to celebrate, but it is an opportunity to shine a light on her life and her impact on this world, her industry, and the lives of the people who loved her.”
Duffy also shared that Heche’s sons — Homer Laffoon, 21, and Atlas Tupper, 14 — are “loved and supported by friends and family and have begun embodying an impressive characteristic that was a big part of Anne – her work ethic.”
“Homer is successfully starting his professional life and working very hard. Atlas is about to enter high school, and is focusing on his tennis training at a very high level,” she notes.
Heche died in August 2022 after she crashed her car into a Los Angeles home on Aug. 5.
The death of the Emmy- and Tony-nominated actor was confirmed by her son Homer in a statement.
The actress was hospitalized and in a coma for almost a week when she was declared legally dead on Aug. 12. She was removed from life support on Aug. 14 after she donated her organs.