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Anne Heche rests in the historic Hollywood Cemetery

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Anne Heche was laid to rest in a historic Los Angeles cemetery along with many Hollywood luminaries, her family said Tuesday.

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Heche was cremated and her ashes were placed in a mausoleum at Hollywood Forever Cemetery nearly two weeks after she was pronounced dead at a hospital from injuries sustained in a car accident.

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In a statement to The Associated Press, Heche’s son, Homer Laffoon, said that he and his other son, Atlas Tupper, “are convinced that our mother would love 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’s death, and bought the tickets before she died. He loved the vibrancy of the place and took it as a sign that his grave should be there.

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“Hollywood Forever is a living place,” Laffoon’s statement read.

A small private memorial will be held once Heche’s headstone is engraved.

“She was our mom, but the kindness and outpouring of the past few days reminded us that she too belongs to her fans, the entertainment community and now the ages,” the statement said.

Founded in 1899 and located near the Paramount Pictures lot, the cemetery is home to the graves and gravesites of actors like Judy Garland and Douglas Fairbanks, and of musicians like Chris Cornell and Johnny Ramone.

Heche’s place in the mausoleum in the cemetery’s Garden of Legends is near Mickey Rooney’s, and faces a lake where Burt Reynolds’ remains were recently relocated.

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Heche, 53, was one of the biggest movie stars of the late 1990s, starring with the likes of Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford, and had worked steadily in film and television for more than three decades. But her personal turmoil, which she described in her memoirs and interviews, often haunted her.

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On August 5, his car jumped a curb and crashed into a house in West Los Angeles. Both the car and the house burst into flames. She was declared brain dead on August 11 and was kept alive on life support for three more days so that her organs could be donated.

His death was ruled an accident and the cause was inhalation injuries and burns, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner.

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