Heather DuffyI am still grieving the death of my friend. 

Days following the death Anne Heche—who passed away on Aug. 12—her Together is betterIn a deeply personal post, her podcast host is speaking out about the death of her husband. 

“I had to take a moment to begin to process the profound loss of my beautiful friend with the kindest soul I’ve known,” she wrote in an Aug. 18 Instagram post. “Anne had a joyful life despite the many challenges she experienced.”

Heather added, “She was honest despite working in a pretend business. It was important to Heather that she spread love and kindness around the world, even if it wasn’t always returned.

Heather then referred to Anne’s then-girlfriend debut. Ellen DeGeneres In 1997, they called it “bravery”, “sacrifice”