Actress Anne Heche was buried in a historic Los Angeles cemetery alongside many Hollywood personalities.
Heche was cremated and her ashes placed in a mausoleum at Hollywood Forever Cemetery nearly two weeks after she was pronounced dead in hospital from injuries sustained in a violent car accident.
In a statement to the Associated Press, Heche’s son Homer Laffoon said he and other son Atlas Tupper “are confident that our mother would appreciate the site we have chosen for her; she is beautiful, serene and will be among her Hollywood peers ”.
The cemetery has in recent years become a cultural center for film screenings, musical performances and festivals.
Laffoon went to see the band My Morning Jacket there after his mother died, with tickets purchased before his death.
He said he liked the liveliness of the place and took it as a sign that his grave must be there.
“Hollywood Forever is a place to live,” Laffoon said in the statement.
Once the Heche tombstone is prepared, a small private memorial will be held.
“She was our mother, but the kindness and outburst of the last few days reminded us that she also belongs to her fans, to the entertainment community and now, to the ages,” the statement read.
Established in 1899 and located next to the Paramount Pictures lot, the cemetery holds the graves and graves of actors such as Judy Garland and Douglas Fairbanks and musicians such as Johnny Ramone and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden.
Heche’s place in the Cemetery’s Garden of Legends mausoleum is close to that of actor Mickey Rooney and overlooks a lake where Burt Reynolds’ remains were recently moved.
Heche, 53, was one of the biggest movie stars of the late 1990s, starring alongside actors such as Johnny Depp, in the drama Donnie Brasco and Harrison Ford, and has worked regularly in film and television for more than three decades.
But personal turmoil, which she described in a memoir and interview, often followed her.
On August 5, his car jumped onto a curb, crashed into a house in West Los Angeles, and exploded into flames.
She was pronounced brain dead on August 11, but remained on life support for another three days so her organs could be donated.
His death was an inhalation and burn injury accident, the Los Angeles County coroner said.