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Anne Heche was laid to rest in the historic Hollywood Cemetery

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LOS ANGELES – Actress Anne Heche has been laid to rest at a famous Los Angeles cemetery along with many Hollywood celebrities, her family said Tuesday.

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

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In a statement to The Associated Press, Heche’s son, Homer Laffoon, said he and her other son, Atlas Tupper, “are confident that our mother would like the place we have chosen for her; it’s beautiful, peaceful, and will be among its Hollywood peers.”

In recent years, the cemetery has become a cultural center for film screenings, musical performances and festivals.

Laffoon went there after his mother’s death to see the band My Morning Jacket, with tickets bought before her death. He loved the liveliness of the place and took it as a sign that her grave should be there.

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“Hollywood Forever is a vibrant place,” Laffoon said in a statement.

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

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

Established in 1899, the cemetery is located near the Paramount Pictures property and is home to the graves and tombs of actors including Judy Garland and Douglas Fairbanks, and musicians including Chris Cornell and Johnny Ramon.

Heche’s site in the Garden of Legends Cemetery mausoleum is located near Mickey Rooney’s site and faces the lake where Burt Reynolds’ remains were recently moved.

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Heche, 53, was one of the biggest movie stars of the late 1990s, starring opposite actors including Johnny Depp and Harrison Ford, and has worked consistently in films and television for more than three decades. But the personal turmoil she described in her memoirs and interviews often accompanied her.

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On August 5, her 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 the next three days so that her organs could be donated.

Her death was ruled an accident and the cause was inhalation injuries and burns, the Los Angeles County Coroner said.

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