Anne Heche death: Tension among family members over star's final will

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  • Anne Heche's son has filed a nine-page document in court following tension with Heche's ex, actor James Tupper.
  • Homer Laffoon previously filed a petition to assume control of the actor's estate following her death.
  • Heche died in August after crashing her car into a Los Angeles home which resulted in a fiery explosion.
  • Tupper has objected to Laffoon's petition, claiming he was "'estranged' from his mother at the time of her death".

Anne Heche died in August after she crashed her car into a Los Angeles home resulting in a fiery explosion.

The actor was rushed to hospital but later slipped into a coma. She was pronounced legally dead just over a week later, before being taken off life support.

Her son, Homer Laffoon, released a statement saying she'd be buried at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

He said: 

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.

Now, however, People reports Heche's ex James Tupper claims Laffoon was "'estranged' from his mother at the time of her death" in his objections to the 20-year-old's "suitability" to administer his mother's estate.

Laffoon slammed the claim, calling it "inaccurate and unfounded" as he filed a nine-page supplement to his previous petition Tuesday to assume control over the actor's estate.

In his filing, Laffoon claims Tupper has been interfering with Homer's attempts to communicate with his 13-year-old old half-brother Atlas Heche Tupper since Heche's death and that a 2011 document Tupper considers a will, which he asserts actually named him and not Laffoon as the administrator of Heche's estate, is not valid.

Laffoon says the signature on the document did not belong to Heche and was not observed by two witnesses as required by law. 


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