Alexis Arquette Dead

Alexis Arquette Dead at 47

Actress-singer Alexis Arquette, whose TV work included guest stints on Roseanne, Friends and Californication, died Sunday morning in the presence of her family and friends, TMZ is reporting.

Arquette’s resume also included the films Threesome (1994) and The Wedding Singer (1998), the latter of which found her playing a Boy George impersonator, as well as Season 6 of VH1’s reality show The Surreal Life.

Arquette, the sister of actors Rosanna, Patricia and David, lent visibility to the transgender community long before Caitlyn Jenner arrived on the scene. She documented her transition from male to female in the 2007 film Alexis Arquette: She’s My Brother. 

An exact cause of death is not known, but she reportedly had been battling an illness.

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21 Comments
  1. Brian says:

    May she rest in peace.

  2. Thea says:

    Rest in peace, Alexis. Thank you for all you’ve done for the community. ❤️

  3. Annie Sisk says:

    I’m so sorry for her family. May she rest in peace.

  4. Bill Jenkins says:

    RIP

  5. Anne says:

    Sympathies to the family

  6. Tim says:

    She was great in Last Exit to Brooklyn. RIP

  7. MMD says:

    Rest in peace Alexis. You have left this world better for having you in it. Your activism has helped so many families. Deepest sympathies to your family and all those who loved you.

  8. jj says:

    ““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 reportedly wrote on Facebook”

  9. Claire says:

    My understanding is that he preferred male pronouns before his death. He will be greatly missed.

  10. Havenbull says:

    Also known as the guy who come out shooting at Travolta and Samuel L Jackson in Pulp Fiction but completely misses them…

    RIP

  11. slammin says:

    a great actor, rest in peace.

  12. samil says:

    9/ 11 remember day

  13. Tyanna says:

    My condolences and prayers

  14. missy says:

    I’m shocked. 47, that’s far too young. Such a fantastic actress and LGBT activist. She will definitely be missed :(

  15. Derision says:

    ho hum

  16. Jamie says:

    Oh this is awful to hear – 47 years old is so young. Rest in peace, Alexis, and thoughts are with the Arquette family right now.

  17. Joey Padron says:

    Sad to hear she passed away. My thoughts and prayers are with her family. RIP.

  18. denison4 says:

    May “it” rest in the ground.

  19. I just read the, extremely, sad news…:(…My thoughts and prayers are with the family and may she R.I.P. (return if possible)…<3…Patricia is one of my favorite actresses, in fact I love them all. This is very sad news for such a young woman…<3

  20. Tim says:

    Died after battling HIV for 29 years. It’s good she lasted that long. RIP and condolences.

    But you know, she walked on the wild side. I started out in Hollywood 35 years ago, a time when all the gay guys who were after my straight a**, sexually harassing me at work, and inviting me to gay orgies at the “bath houses” where they were having sex with lots of unknown partners every night. Amil nitrate was big, along with coke and alcohol. I didn’t swing that way, and when I google those guys now (writers, producers, directors), they’re all dead. Heck even the “moral standards people at CBS were all gay doing that stuff. Glad I didn’t bend over to get a better job in Hollywierd or I’d probably be dead too. Hollywierd is a very sick society. Face the truth people, the place is an ugly whore with a face-job and lots of makeup.