Actress Anne Heche arrives at the 2011 Film Independent Spirit Awards in Santa Monica


  • Anne Heche's final arrangements were handled by Hollywood Funeral Home
  • The "Psycho" actress was laid to rest at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles
  • Heche's son said they mainly chose the location because it's "a living place, where people attend movies and concerts and other events"

Anne Heche's son has revealed the significance behind his mother's final resting place.

On Tuesday, Heche's 20-year-old son Homer Laffoon explained in a statement the sentimental reason why he and his brother, Atlas Tupper, 13, chose to bury her remains at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, California, after she died at age 53 following a fiery car crash.

"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. 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," read the statement, which was first published by TMZ.

The statement continued, "Most importantly, Hollywood Forever is a living place, where people attend movies and concerts and other events. 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 shared Homer with ex-husband Coleman "Coley" Laffoon and co-parented Atlas with ex-boyfriend and "Men in Trees" co-star James Tupper.

Founded in 1899, the Hollywood Forever Cemetery also serves as the final resting place of Judy Garland, Rudolph Valentino, Mickey Rooney, Valerie Harper, Anton Yelchin and Chris Cornell, according to Page Six. It also regularly hosts cultural events such as concerts and outdoor film screenings.

Heche's body was cremated on Aug. 18, according to a death certificate obtained by People. Her final arrangements were handled by Hollywood Funeral Home.

On Aug. 5, the "Psycho" actress crashed her Mini Cooper into a two-story home in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles and caused it to catch fire.

She remained in a coma for nearly a week before her family announced on Aug. 12 that she was "not expected to survive."

Heche was declared legally dead in the state of California on the same day, though her heart continued to beat until Sunday in order to ensure her organs could be donated in accordance with her wishes. She was taken off life support on Aug. 14.

According to the Los Angeles County Department of the Medical Examiner-Coroner, the "Six Days, Seven Nights" star died from smoke inhalation and thermal injuries.

Other "significant conditions" that contributed to Heche's death included a sternal fracture due to blunt trauma, caused by a person's chest striking the steering wheel in a vehicle collision.

Her manner of death was ruled accidental.

In a statement from her rep on the day she died, Heche was remembered as "a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother and a loyal friend."

"Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact," her rep said in the statement obtained by E! News.

US actor Anne Heche is 'not expected to survive' after spending a week in a coma following a fiery car crash