In August 2022, Heche unintentionally drove her automobile right into a Los Angeles residence — a collision that resulted in a fire. On the time, a rep for the One other World star informed Us Weekly that their consumer was “presently in steady situation,” including: “Her household and pals ask on your ideas and prayers and to respect her privateness throughout this troublesome time.”
“Right now she is in excessive crucial situation she has a major pulmonary harm requiring mechanical air flow and burns that require surgical intervention,” the assertion learn. “She is in a coma and has not regained consciousness since shortly after the accident.”
The Emmy winner’s household later announced that she would be taken off life support after being declared legally useless. Following her passing, Heche’s official cause of death was confirmed to be due to inhalation of smoke and thermal accidents. Her organs were later harvested for donation.
One month later, Heche’s household made headlines because of a messy battle over her property. The previous cleaning soap star first expanded her household in 2002 when she gave start to son Homer whom she shared with then-husband Coleman Laffoon. Seven years later, the Return to Paradise star welcomed son Atlas with then-accomplice James Tupper.
After Homer filed for management over his mom’s property, James argued that he can reject the petition as the father of Heche’s second child. In line with court docket paperwork obtained by Us in September 2022, the Revenge alum claimed that Homer is “not suitable for appointment” because of his age and lack of earnings.
The Canada native additionally alleged that Homer was estranged from his mother at the time of her death. James additionally accused Homer of fixing the locks on Heche’s house within the wake of her passing — which prevented Atlas from gaining entry.
“The assertion that the [Heche’s] house is ‘vacant’ in [Homer’s] pleadings is regarding,” the paperwork acknowledged. “Her residence was stuffed with her furnishings, jewellery, valuables, information and information, and their elimination was by no means licensed by this Courtroom or the legislation. Atlas has not been capable of achieve entry to this house since his mom’s demise.”
Within the paperwork, the actor questioned whether or not Homer will act “in his brother’s best interest.” He argued that Homer’s choice to allegedly not attend grief counseling with Atlas in August 2022 created extra pressure.
“That is significantly upsetting provided that Atlas is 13 years outdated, was together with his mom on the day of her demise and he has reached out to Homer repeatedly,” the paperwork alleged. “In truth, since their mom’s demise, Homer has not seen his brother, nor had contact with him.”
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