Transgender actress Alexis Arquette died Sunday morning at age 47, surrounded by family, her brother, Richmond announced on Facebook.
Alexis was one in a family of famous actors, which included Patricia, David, and Rosanna Arquette.
Her brother’s Facebook message reads:
“Our hearts are heavy for this wonderful family.They are not simply brought up in fame…they’ve continued to roll up their sleeves to make a difference on this, our planet Earth, with their presence.
Each and every one of them has touched our hearts and has been the example of true “FAMILY” at its grandest meaning.
Robert /Alexis will continue to be loved as his/her light now resonates throughout the universe as the star we’ve always known him/her to be.”
I am feeling immense gratitude to have been afforded the luxury of sharing life with him/her, for learning from Alexis, for being given the gift of being able to love him/her and to be loved by him/her. He was a force,
He died as he lived, on his own terms. I am immensely grateful that it was fast and painless. It was an incredibly moving experience and I am humbled and grateful to have been able to have been with him as he began his journey onward.
Thank you, Alexis, I love you and will love you always.”