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Actress Alexis Arquette Dead at 47

Sep 12, 2016  •  Post A Comment

Actress and activist Alexis Arquette, a member of the Hollywood acting family whose siblings include Rosanna, Patricia and David Arquette, died Sunday, ABC News reports.

Arquette was a transgender woman who was born Robert Arquette. She died after what was described as a lengthy illness. Arquette was 47.

“Arquette began her acting career at the age of 12. She starred in a number of films, including ‘Of Mice and Men,’ ‘Bride of Chucky’ and ‘The Wedding Singer,’ before documenting her gender transition in the 2007 film ‘Alexis Arquette: She’s My Brother,'” ABC News reports.

Patricia Arquette sent out a tweet Sunday in remembrance of her sister that shared the David Bowie song “Starman.” (You can hear the song below.) Arquette’s message read: “Breaking through the veil singing StarMan.”

Other celebrities also tweeted reactions Sunday to news of the death of Alexis Arquette, with Boy George writing: “R.I.P my sister Alexis Arquette. Another bright light gone out far too soon. Love to the family and all that loved Alexis.”

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