Anne Heche’s podcast co-host writes lengthy tribute to late actress: ‘She was way ahead of us’

Anne Heche’s podcast co-host writes lengthy tribute to late actress: ‘She was way ahead of us’

Anne Heche’s podcast co-host Heather Duffy writes a touching tribute to the actress after she died in an accident at the age of 53: ‘The kindest soul I know’

Anne Heche’s podcast co-host Heather Duffy posted a tribute to the late actress on her Instagram account on Thursday.

In the message, the media personality – who the performer collaborated with on the Better Together podcast – expressed her thoughts on the tragic loss of her close friend and spoke about the impact it has had on her friends and fans.

The ‘Six Days Seven Nights’ actress died last week at the age of 53 after her car crashed into a home in Los Angeles.

In memoriam: Anne Heche’s podcast co-host Heather Duffy posted a tribute to the late actress on her Instagram account on Thursday

Duffy began her message by writing, “I had to take a moment to process the profound loss of my beautiful friend with the kindest soul I know.”

The media character went on to elaborate on some of Heche’s admirable qualities.

“Anne was cheerful despite all the challenges she faced in her life. She was honest even though she was in a bogus business. Spreading love and kindness to the world was most important to her, even if sometimes the world didn’t give it back.”

Duffy pointed out that the late performer has made strides towards LGBT+ acceptance for much of her life.

Making it known: Duffy began her message by writing that

Making it known: Duffy began her message by writing that “I had to take a moment to process the profound loss of my beautiful friend with the kindest soul I know”; Heche can be seen in December

Pointing out: Duffy pointed out that the late performer had been making strides for LGBT+ acceptance for much of her life

Pointing out: Duffy pointed out that the late performer had been making strides for LGBT+ acceptance for much of her life

“So many don’t know the courage and sacrifice it took Anne to stand up for the right to love who you wanted in the late ’90s. Her public advocacy for equality has allowed many LGBTQ+ people around the world to see a future where they can live in their truth, which meant more to her than anything,” she wrote.

The podcast host mentioned a specific moment Heche made an impact on the entertainment world.

“We have come a long way because of her truth, bravery and kindness in that moment 25 years ago when she decided to bring a woman as her date to the premiere of Volcano,” she said.

As a reminder, the podcast host mentioned a specific moment when Heche made an impact in the entertainment world

As a reminder, the podcast host mentioned a specific moment when Heche made an impact in the entertainment world

Duffy noted that the late actress should have received more praise for her bold move back then.

“I wish the media would have come back sometime while she was with us to see how harshly they judged her in those moments when she spoke out for equality,” she wrote.

She concluded by saying that Heche was a trailblazer and sent her a final tribute.

Duffy wrote: “She was way ahead of us and we’re all catching up. Fly free my friend. This world was never meant for someone as beautiful as you.”

Speaking your mind: Duffy noted that the late actress should have received more praise for her bold move back then

Speaking your mind: Duffy noted that the late actress should have received more praise for her bold move back then

The actress died after being involved in a car accident that occurred on August 5 in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles.

She then went into a coma from which she never recovered and was officially declared brain dead on August 11, after which her organs were donated.

Heche’s death was ultimately ruled an accident, and although the Los Angeles Police Department conducted a DUI investigation, it was dropped.

The late performer is survived by her sons Homer and Atlas, aged 20 and 13 respectively.

Recent events: The actress died after being involved in a car accident that occurred on August 5 in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles;  Heche can be seen in 2011

Recent events: The actress died after being involved in a car accident that occurred on August 5 in the Mar Vista neighborhood of Los Angeles; Heche can be seen in 2011