12 Sep
Actress Alexis Arquette dies at 47
 
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Oh this is such a sad news for a Monday.

 

Actress and transgender activist Alexis Arquette, of the famous Arquette acting family, has died at age 47. Her brother, Richmond, posted the news on Facebook and the Arquette family shared a joint statement from siblings Richmond, Rosanna, Patricia and David.

 

"Alexis was a brilliant artist and painter, a singer, an entertainer and an actor," the statement read. "Her career was cut short, not by her passing, but by her decision to live her truth and her life as a transgender woman. Despite the fact that there are few parts for trans actors, she refused to play roles that were demeaning or stereotypical. She was a vanguard in the fight for understanding and acceptance for all trans people."

 

"Our brother Robert, who became our brother Alexis, who became our sister Alexis, who became our brother Alexis, passed this morning September 11, at 12:32 am," surrounded by loved ones, Richmond Arquette shared in a Facebook post.  "We were playing music for him, and he passed during David Bowie's Starman. As per his wishes, we cheered at the moment that he transitioned to another dimension."

 

Alexis' sister Patricia seemed to reference that sad moment in a tweet Sunday. "Breaking through the veil singing StarMan," she posted.

 

RIP Alexis.

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