Arquettes share loving words about Alexis Arquette

In the wake of actor and activist Alexis Arquette’s death, aged 47, her siblings have shared loving words and memories. Alexis, who starred in films such as Pulp Fiction and The Wedding Singer, considered herself ‘gender suspicious’ and told brother David Arquette, ‘Yeah, sometimes I’ll be a man, sometimes I’ll be a woman. I like to refer to myself as gender suspicious.’

Remembering his sibling, David went to Twitter to write, ‘Thank you all for your love and kind words about Alexis. My hero for eternity.’

According to sister Patricia Arquette (Medium, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors) in a press release published after the actor’s death, Alexis spoke of her fluid attitude to gender and her growing acceptance of death. ‘In the days leading to her death, she told us she was already visiting the other side, and that where she was going, there was only one gender. That on the other side, we are free from all of the things that separate us in this life, and that we are all one.’

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Brother Richmond Arquette wrote on Facebook, ‘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.’

Her siblings went on to say in a joint press release, ‘As Alexis transitioned into being a woman, she taught us tolerance and acceptance. As she moved through her process, she became our sister, teaching us what real love is.’

David Bowie’s ‘Starman’ was played to mark her passing by the family. ‘We washed her body in rose petals and surrounded her with flowers,’ her family said.