Sad news to report. According to TMZ, Alexis Arquette, transgender activist, actress/entertainer, has passed away at the age of 47.
Alexis Arquette’s most notable role was playing transvestite Georgette in the screen adaptation of controversial novel Last Exit to Brooklyn. She had bit parts in I Think I Do, Children of the Corn V: Fields of Terror, The Wedding Singer, Blended and Sometimes They Come Back… Again, and in TV shows like VH1’s The Surreal Life and Bravo’s Top Design.
Born Robert, the sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Patricia and Richmond transitioned to female in 2006, which was documented in the film Alexis Arquette: She’s My Brother. Alexis’ brother Richmond posted the following on Facebook Sunday morning, using Alexis’ name she was born with;
Alexis’s brother David, tweeted,
“Thank you all for your love and kind words about Alexis. My hero for eternity.“
And her sister, Patricia tweeted just,
“Breaking through the veil singing StarMan“
Breaking through the veil singing StarMan https://t.co/A3way5S3Lb
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) September 11, 2016
Boy George tweeted this earlier and I hoped he had the wrong info, as no other news outlet but X17 was reporting the news, so I waited for confirmation. But it seems the sad news is true.