Actress Alexis Arquette died Sunday
surrounded by family and friends. She was 47.
Alexis, the sibling of David and
Patricia Arquette, starred in more than 40 films, including The
Wedding Singer, I Think I Do and Killer Drag Queens on
Dope. Alexis' transition from male to female was documented in
the film Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother. She was a vocal
supporter of transgender rights.
The cause of death has not been
“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,” Alexis'
brother, Richmond Arquette, wrote in a statement. “He was
surrounded by all of his brothers and sisters, one of his nieces and
several other loved ones. 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.”
In a Facebook post, Patricia Arquette
called her sister a “brilliant artist and painter, a singer, an
entertainer and an actor.”
“We learned what real bravery is
through watching her journey of living as a trans woman. We came to
discover the one truth – that love is everything,” she added.