Transgender actress known for her roles in Pulp Fiction and The Wedding Singer passes away after long fight against illness.
The actress and activist died in the early hours of Sunday morning surrounded by loved ones, her brother Richmond wrote on Facebook.
“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,” Richmond said. “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.”
Patricia Arquette tweeted YouTube clips of T. Rex’s “Cosmic Dancer” and Bowie’s “Starman” in memory of her “first best friend.”
Alexis was part of a family of famous actors. Her siblings include Patricia Arquette, David Arquette and Rosanna Arquette.
Her TV roles included guest appearances in Friends (alongside then-sister-in-law Courtney Cox), Roseanne and Californication.
Following the news of her death, Boy George tweeted: “R.I.P my sister Alexis Arquette. Another bright light gone out far too soon. Love to the family and all that loved Alexis.”