2022 was a year full of tragedies and the same year when people mourned the death of Anne Heche. She was one of the most popular actresses who lost her life in a car crash on 12th August. As famous as the late actress is, her father’s name was equally prominent; but not for his good deeds. Well, it is none other than Donald Joe Heche, a supposed failed father who got accused a series of times by his daughter. This article is about the same father, and you start reading about him right here:
Donald Joe Heche Biography
While the exact date of birth is not known, Donald Joe Heche entered this world in 1930 into a Caucasian family. He held an American citizenship and passed away on March 3, 1983, in New York. He lived a good life and established himself with enough success. However, his life is no less than a scandal as he was accused of molesting his daughter Anne. In addition, he hid from everyone including his family about being gay and had a double sexual life. He used to be very sexually active, especially with male partners and eventually contracted AIDS and died because of that. At the time of his death, he was 53 years old, and also the first time his family realized Donald’s truth. He barely seemed like a gay, making the news extremely shocking for everyone.
Donald Joe Heche Physical Appearance
Although Donald’s appearance is not quite known, he is said to have white hair and brown eye color. He was tall and very good-looking but neither his height nor weight details were measured and revealed.
Donald Joe Heche was born back in 1930, which is a very long time ago and just nine years away from becoming a century. So, there’s very limited information we have about him. The only ones we know with certainty is that Donald is an offspring of a Caucasian family and born on American soil.
Donald Joe Heche Family
Donald was not a good husband and even failed to become an ideal father figure. He was married to Nancy Prickett Heche, and together they had five children — four daughters and one son. Nancy used to be an author and an activist. Amongst many of her creations, her memoir titled “The Truth Comes Out” is the most notable.
Coming to the kids of the family, Anne Heche was the youngest and most successful and worked as a successful actress. The only son, by the name Nate Heche, lost his life only when he was 17 in a car crash. Another daughter, named Cynthia didn’t even have the privilege to feel the true joy of life and died upon birth. And then Susan, his next daughter also died of a brain cancer only when she was 48. Currently, only one of Donald’s daughters is alive — Abigail, a well-known jewelry designer.
Donald also has grandchildren — Atlas Heche Tupper, Homer Laffoon, and Elliot Bergman.
A lot of details about Donald are missing, including his educational information. So, we have no idea how educated he was or where he studied and majored.
While Donald’s educational background is under the covers, his professional life is well-known. He used to be a choir director in a Baptist Church and worked in the oil and gas industry. He was earning a decent amount, to fulfill his and the family’s needs and to live a comfortable life. However, his exact work role or position information stays limited.
Donald Joe Heche Relationship and married life
Donald had a lover in high school, named Nancy Heche, and both even married one another after years of dating. They grew up together and were a member of the Methodist church, and later joined the fundamentalist Christian church. The marriage went on until Donald died in 1983 after contracting AIDS.
Further, the relationship and married life of both appeared to be flawless but had nothing other than flaws. Everything was good on the part of Nancy, while Donald failed to be an ideal husband and did not keep up with loyalty. He even hid his bisexual characteristics and gay relationships and had sexual affairs outside of marriage. Only when he died did the family get to know about his actual identity.
Joe Heche awards and achievement
Back in the days of Donald Joe Heche, there were fewer forms of awards, and counting achievements wasn’t as easy. So, we cannot count his success based on that. However, his daughter Anne Heche was a successful actress and had a great professional career. Starting in 1989, she went on to win a series of awards until 2022 when she died. To name a few, here is what Donald’s successful late daughter has won so far:
- Newcomer – Daytime — 1989
- National Board of Review — Best Supporting Actress — 1997
- GLAAD Media Awards — Stephen F. Kolzak Award Won — 2000
- Sarasota Film Festival — Career Tribute Award — 2019.
Donald Heche social media
Donald’s time on earth dates back to when there was no social media. Thus, his traces in the online world are nil.
Donald Joe Heche Net worth
While Donald lived a life of comfort, his exact net worth is unknown. However, his late daughter Anne Heche was said to be $4 million rich at the time of death.
Donald Joe Heche succumbed to AIDS and left the world on 3 March 1983. He contracted this disease unknowingly while having intercourse with his secret partners. Much of his life details are not revealed or are lost somewhere. But throughout his time on earth, Donald could never become a successful father or a husband.