Anne Heche’s ex has spoken about how he is supporting their young son as they deal with grief (Picture: Getty)
The late Anne Heche’s ex partner has spoken out about how he and their teenage son are coping since her death.
The US actress was involved in a serious collision in August last year when she crashed her car into a house in Los Angeles, suffering a severe brain injury and slipping into a coma.
Days later, it was confirmed by doctors that Heche had suffered brain death, and on Friday she was declared dead under California law, with her organs going on to save several lives.
Heche was laid to rest at the Hollywood Forever cemetery in May, nine months after her death.
She left behind a 14-year-old son, Atlas, who she shared with ex partner James Tupper.
Big Little Lies actor Tupper has now told how he and his young son are ‘taking care of each other’ as they grapple with the grief left behind by Heche.
Heche’s ex, James Tupper, and their son Atlas are looking after each other after the actress’ death (Picture: Getty Images North America)
The actress was laid to rest last month after her death in August 2022 (Picture: 2021 Invision)
He told People: ‘We’re taking care of each other and taking it one day at a time,’ adding that they have ‘a lot of great support and family around us.’
‘We still miss her, we miss her every day, love her.’
Heche was also mum to 21-year-old son Homer Laffoon, who spoke out in a statement this month thanking the Hollywood Forever cemetery for giving their mother her final resting place.
He said in a statement via PA: ‘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.
Heche is also mum to Homer, 21, who recently thanked supporters for their ‘kindness’ after his mother’s death (Picture: Getty Images North America)
‘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.
‘Most importantly, Hollywood Forever is a living place, where people attend movies and concerts and other events.’
He added: ‘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 last year nine days after her Mini Cooper smashed into a residential building and burst into flames, leaving her trapped inside before firefighters were eventually able to free her.
Her death was ruled an accident.
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The actress died tragically last year.