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Anne Heche's son Homer Laffoon shares details about his mother's memories

Anne Heche’s son, Homer Laffoon, has shared details about his late mother’s upcoming memoir, Call Me Anne, five months after her tragic death at the age of 53.

Laffoon, 20, who took over the estate from her mother in November, thanked fans for their ‘love, care and support’ as she discussed the release of her second memoir and an event celebrating Heche’s life and book.

‘Homer here,’ began the message, posted on Thursday. ‘I never imagined he would be responsible for Mom’s IG account, but here we are. First things first, from August until now, the amount of love, care and support shown by those on social media and IRL has been overwhelming and blessedly received – thank you.

'Here I am sharing with the community': Anne Heche's son Homer Laffoon shared details about his late mother's upcoming memoir, Call Me Anne;  pictured 2021

‘Here I am sharing with the community’: Anne Heche’s son Homer Laffoon shared details about his late mother’s upcoming memoir, Call Me Anne; pictured 2021

‘One day at a time is working for me as I’m sure the healing journey will be a long one. Your good thoughts and wishes will continue to comfort me on my way.

‘But this is my mother’s account, so enough of me. I have a responsibility to share with her community what she was working on and how excited she would be to tell you about it herself.

‘My mother had a completed manuscript for a second book at the time of her death. The book is the product of the mother’s additional efforts to share her story and help others in any way she can.

‘Call Me Anne is the result and I know she was excited to share it with the world. So Mom, here I am sharing with the community you’ve created, may it flourish and take on a life of its own, as you would like it to.’

Coming soon: Heche's second memoir will be released this month

Coming soon: Heche’s second memoir will be released this month

Laffoon then invited fans to attend an upcoming event celebrating Heche and her memories.

‘For those in Los Angeles, there will be a special event at Barnes & Noble in The Grove. I know Mom would love to see everyone’s smiling faces read a snippet and sign copies.

“I don’t plan on using this platform very often, but I know she loved her fans, she loved writing (she wrote non-stop) and it wouldn’t be right not to reach out at a time like this.

‘As mother liked to sign, Peace and love, Homer.’

Appreciation: Laffoon, 20, who was given control of the estate by her mother in November, thanked fans for their 'love, care and support' following her death aged 53

Appreciation: Laffoon, 20, who was given control of the estate by her mother in November, thanked fans for their ‘love, care and support’ following her death aged 53

Anne’s book, due out this month, is expected to cover her career in Hollywood, as well as her relationship with comedian Ellen DeGeneres and her friendships with Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin.

The Six Days, Seven Nights actress died after sustaining injuries during an accident in Mar Vista, California on August 14, 2022. She was 53 years old.

Call Me Anne is a sequel to the memoir Call Me Crazy, published in 2001.

Start, an independent publisher based in Hoboken, New Jersey, shared the excerpt in September with the Associated Press.

Book signing: Laffoon then invited fans to attend an upcoming event celebrating Heche and her memoir

Book signing: Laffoon then invited fans to attend an upcoming event celebrating Heche and her memoir

The book’s editor, Jarred Weisfeld, said he signed a contract with Heche in May and that she turned in a manuscript shortly before she died.

She will also write about mentoring Harrison Ford, along with stories about Alec Baldwin, Ivan Reitman and Oliver Stone, among others.

The book’s release was first announced by Publishers Weekly. Heche mentioned writing a memoir during a podcast in early 2022, in which she promised “some of the truth” about her and DeGeneres would be included.

The actress shared candid thoughts about her relationship with DeGeneres in the late 1990s, when they were among Hollywood’s first openly gay couples.

Family: Heche pictured with children Homer and Atlas Heche Tupper

Family: Heche pictured with children Homer and Atlas Heche Tupper

‘I was labeled ‘outrageous’ because I fell in love with a woman. I had never been with a woman before dating Ellen,’ Heche wrote in Call Me Anne, which is from Start Publishing.

Heche, whose films included Donnie Brasco and Wag The Dog, was a successful film and TV star.

In her life, Heche said Hollywood effectively blacklisted her for being with DeGeneres, who at the same time made television history by having her character on the sitcom Ellen come out as gay.

Anne's book, due out this month, is expected to cover her career in Hollywood, as well as her relationship with comedian Ellen DeGeneres and her friendships with Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin.

Anne’s book, due out this month, is expected to cover her career in Hollywood, as well as her relationship with comedian Ellen DeGeneres and her friendships with Harrison Ford and Alec Baldwin.

“I personally don’t identify as a lesbian,” she said.

‘I just fell in love! It was, to be clear, as foreign to me as it was to anyone else. There were no words to describe how I felt,’ Heche wrote in her book.

‘Gay didn’t feel right, and neither did straight. Alien might be the best fit, I sometimes thought.

‘What, why and how did I fall in love with a person instead of their gender, I would have loved to have answered if anyone had asked, but like I said before, no one ever has. I’m glad I can tell you in this book – once and for all.’

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