The tragic death of Anne Heche rocked Hollywood after the actor was involved in a car accident on August 5. It took 59 firefighters over an hour to douse the blaze and rescue Heche, according to the New York Times. She was hospitalized and placed in a coma, according to Us Weekly, as she suffered from severe burns and lung damage. Rumors that she was under the influence began to swirl, but according to one of the last people to see her alive, that wasn’t the case. Hours before the accident, Heche visited Glass Hair in Venice, California, where she bought a red wig and posed for a selfie with salon owner Richard Glass. According to him, she didn’t appear drunk. “She was very, very welcoming,” Glass told Entertainment Tonight. “Very personable and very polite.” A toxicology report later revealed the presence of cocaine and fentanyl in Heche’s blood, according to Consequence, but the outlet noted the latter may have been administered in the hospital.
Interest in Heche grew, and an old resurfaced interview in which she told Access Hollywood her biggest dream was to make her kids happy took on a heartbreaking new meaning. Speaking on behalf of himself and his brother Atlas Heche Tupper, Homer Laffoon told Fox News that the loss of Heche is devastating, but “I hope my mother is pain free and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom.” Now we know where she will rest forever.
Anne Heche’s tomb unveiled
As we previously reported, the cause of Anne Heche’s death became known on Aug. 17 when the Los Angeles County Coroner determined it was an accident, stating it was the result of smoke inhalation, thermal injuries, and a “sternum fracture from blunt trauma.” Heche had been “peacefully taken off life support” on August 15, according to the BBC, after it was confirmed her organs could be donated to suitable recipients. No Us! News has learned new details about the actor’s death, including that She was cremated on Aug. 18 and that her final resting place will be a fairly famous one.The outlet obtained Heche’s death certificate, which shows the 53-year-old will be buried in Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California.
According to its website, Hollywood Forever is a crematorium, mortuary, funeral home, and cemetery. Opened in 1899 and located on Hollywood’s famous Santa Monica Boulevard, it is the resting place of numerous Hollywood legends including Judy Garland, Cecil B. DeMille, Mickey Rooney, Johnny and Dee Dee Ramone and more. Surprisingly, it also bills itself as “Los Angeles’ most dynamic cultural venue” and regularly hosts outdoor concerts and film screenings. In fact, just days before Heche’s funeral plans were announced, Hollywood Forever hosted two concerts by Father John Misty and an acclaimed performance by My Morning Jacket. In addition, it also houses the Paramount Studios, which were built at the southern end of the cemetery.