In August 2022, Heche unintentionally drove her automobile right into a Los Angeles residence — a collision that resulted in a fire. At the time, a rep for the Another World star advised Us Weekly that their shopper was “currently in stable condition,” including: “Her family and friends ask for your thoughts and prayers and to respect her privacy during this difficult time.”
“At this time she is in extreme critical condition she has a significant pulmonary injury requiring mechanical ventilation 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 due to a messy battle over her property. The former 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-associate 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. According to courtroom 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 adjusting the locks on Heche’s condo within the wake of her passing — which prevented Atlas from gaining entry.
“The assertion that the [Heche’s] apartment is ‘vacant’ in [Homer’s] pleadings is concerning,” the paperwork said. “Her home was full of her furnishings, jewelry, valuables, files and records, and their removal was in no way authorized by this Court or the law. Atlas has not been able to gain entry to this apartment since his mother’s death.”
In the paperwork, the actor questioned whether or not Homer will act “in his brother’s best interest.” He argued that Homer’s resolution to allegedly not attend grief counseling with Atlas in August 2022 created extra stress.
“This is particularly upsetting given that Atlas is 13 years old, was with his mother on the day of her death and he has reached out to Homer repeatedly,” the paperwork alleged. “In fact, since their mother’s death, Homer has not seen his brother, nor had contact with him.”
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