The prescient email Anne Heche sent to ex James Tupper in 2011 naming him executor of her estate has been revealed.
‘FYI in case I die tomorrow and anyone asks,’ Heche’s cut and dry email begins. ‘My wishes are that all of my assets go to the control of Mr. James Tupper to be used to raise my children and then given to the children.’
The email, obtained by DailyMail.com, was included in Tupper’s legal filing as he battles Heche’s son Homer Laffoon, 20, for control of her estate.
Laffoon filed a petition to be in charge of his mother’s estate and that he and his half-brother, 13-year-old Atlas Heche Tupper (whose father is James Tupper), be listed as her sole heirs.
Laffoon says his mother, who tragically died last month, failed to leave behind a will.
However, Tupper, 57, claims in his filing that Heche’s email from January 25, 2011 makes it clear that all assets go to him.
Anne Heche sent an email in 2011 to her ex James Tupper that names him executor of her estate, DailyMail.com can reveal. Her eldest son Homer Laffoon is fighting to control her estate
Tupper claims the 2011 email proves that he should be in charge of the estate. ‘FYI in case I die tomorrow and anyone asks,’ Heche’s email begins. ‘My wishes are that all of my assets go to the control of Mr. James Tupper to be used to raise my children and then given to the children’
Anne Heche’s eldest son Homer Laffoon , 20, (right) has applied to be in charge of the late star’s estate. He wants him and his half-brother Atlas Heche Tupper, 13, (left) to be listed as her sole heirs
The email from Heche has the subject line ‘WILL’ and is addressed to Tupper and copied to attorneys Kevin Yorn and Melodie Moore.
Anne Heche’s emailed ‘will’ names James Tupper as executor
Kevin and Mel,
FYI in case I die tomorrow and anyone asks.
My wishes are that all of my assets go to the control of Mr. James Tupper to be used to raise my children and then given to the children. They will be divided equally among our children, currently Homer Heche Laffoon and Atlas Heche Tupper, and their portion given to each when they are the age of 25. When the last child turns 25 any house or other properties owned may be sold and the money divided equally among our children.
If all of my family, James Howard Tupper, Atlas Heche Tupper and Homer Heche Laffoon die together my assets will go to Eliot Bergman, my nephew, to be divided among my nieces and nephews equally.
Thanks so much. May this go into my records as my word until further papers are drawn up. Thanks so much,
‘My wishes are that all of my assets go to the control of Mr. James Tupper to be used to raise my children and then given to the children.’
It says that her assets will be divided equally among her two sons and that their portions are given to them at 25 years old.
In the event that her two sons and Tupper all pass, Heche turned her assets over to her nephew Eliot Bergman, to be divided equally among her nieces and nephews.
‘May this go into my records as my word until further papers are drawn up,’ Heche ends the email.
It appears no further paperwork was ever filed.
Heche’s eldest son, Homer Laffoon claims Tupper is manipulating him and his half-brother to seize control of their mother’s will.
Tupper claims in his filing that Laffoon ‘is not suitable’ to run the estate because he is too young, unemployed and was estranged from his mother at the time of her death.
The actor goes on to accuse Laffoon – who is the son of real estate broker Coleman Laffoon – of changing the locks on the apartment Heche shared with Atlas, allegedly preventing the younger brother from getting his belongings.
Tupper has said that the two half-brothers have not had any contact since the day Heche died.
Laffoon has hit back against Tupper, claiming the actor is keeping him away from Atlas by controlling the 13-year-old’s phone.
Laffoon’s attorneys told TMZ that they are confident the oldest son will be the winner in court after it appointed him temporarily in charge of the estate on Thursday.
In his legal filing, Tupper says Laffoon is too young, unemployed and was estranged from his mother and half-brother
In his original petition to the court, Laffoon says that it is unclear how much money or property Heche, 53, had to her name before she died.
In the filing, Laffoon lists his mother’s personal property and her annual income as ‘unknown.’
He is also asking the court to be named as the legal guardian of his brother.
The court will have to dig into Heche’s finances to determine the value of her estate and what properties she owned.
In 2021, it was reported that she was selling her Los Angeles Silver Lake Cottage for around $2million with co-star and ex-partner Thomas Jane.
It was also previously reported that she owned another home in the Hancock Park-Wilshire area of Los Angeles – a mansion priced at around $4million.
A photo before the August 5 crash shows Heche at the wheel with a bottle in the cup holder
Heche died from injuries sustained in a fireball car crash last month in Los Angeles
Heche died after an August 5 crash in Los Angeles. The actress slammed her Mini Cooper into a house, causing an explosion.
Blood tests showed that the actress had cocaine and fentanyl in her system when the high-speed crash occurred, but officials confirmed that she had not been drinking alcohol – despite being pictured with a vodka bottle in her cupholder.
She was left badly burned and in a coma.
Heche’s life support machine was turned off on August 14, and she was cremated on August 18.
A coroner ruled on August 17 that Heche died from inhalation injury and burns, and the death was ruled an accident.
The mother-of-two also had a fractured sternum caused by ‘blunt trauma,’ according to information on the website of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.
The Emmy-winning film and television actor was removed from life support at a burn center.