Transgender Activist Dead at Age 47

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Alexis Arquette Dead at Age 47

Alexis Arquette, a transgender activist and actress best known for playing a

alexis arquette transgenderBoy George-inspired character in Th Wedding Singer, died at age 47 on Sunday, September 11, her brother Richmond Arquette confirmed

"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, 53, wrote in a Facebook post on Sunday morning. "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."

Alexis, who was born Robert Arquette, was the sibling of actors Richmond, Rosanna, Patricia and David Arquette. Her transition from male to female was documented in the 2007 film Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother. Alexis' cause of death has not been confirmed.

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