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'Pulp Fiction' Actress Alexis Arquette Has Passed Away

Arquette was a transgender activist and sister to Patricia and David Arquette.

'Pulp Fiction' Actress Alexis Arquette Has Passed Away
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Alexis Arquette has passed away.

On Sunday morning, the Pulp Fiction, Wedding Singer actress and transgender activist succumbed to a preexisting disease while surrounded by friends and family. She was 47.

Arquette's brother Richmond announced his sister's death on Sunday via a Facebook post issued to a fan page of the actress:

"Hello, and thank you to everyone who is a member and who has expressed love toward our sister/brother," he wrote. "I posted this on my page early this morning and would like to share it with all of you. With respect and love

"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. 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.

"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 her/him 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."

Here's that post in full:

'Pulp Fiction' Actress Alexis Arquette Has Passed Away
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Alexis was born Robert Arquette, documenting her transition in the 2007 film Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother. In addition to her role as "Fourth Man" alongside sister Rosanna in Pulp Fiction, Arquette starred in Bride of Chucky, Of Mice and Men, and The Wedding Singer.

She is survived by celebrity sisters Patricia Arquette (Medium, CSI: Cyber, Boardwalk Empire) and Rosanna Roquette (Roadies, Ray Donovan) as well as brothers David Arquette (Cleaners, TRON: Uprising) and Richmond (Fight Club, Prison Break).

Patricia tweeted a David Bowie song in her sister's memory on Sunday.

David also took to Twitter, retweeting a message from Boy George and sharing a throwback picture of his sister and he together:

Arquette's transparency throughout her transition made her one of the first transgender individuals to fully share her experience with the world.

RIP Alexis Arquette.

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