Transgender activist Alexis Arquette dies at 47

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Actress and transgender activist, Alexis Arquette has died at age 47 due to a "lengthy illness." According to her sibling Richmond who confirmed her death in a Facebook post with a press release written by another sibling, Patricia Arquette, Arquette died on Sunday morning while listening to David Bowie's music.

 

Alexis Arquette (born Robert Arquette; July 28, 1969) was an American actress, show performer and activist. She was well known for her transition from male to female and for supporting other people making similar transitions.

In her late 30s, Arquette transitioned from male to female. Her experiences were documented in the film Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother, which debuted at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. 

Arquette was a voiced supporter of other transgender people, including Chaz Bono, who transitioned from female to male between 2008 and 2010. 

Some of Alexis Arquette popular filmography with roles and years listed below:

 

2001

Tomorrow by Midnight

Sidney

2002

The Trip

Michael

2002

Spun

Moustache Cop

2003

Killer Drag Queens on Dope

Ginger

2003

The Movie Hero

Strange, Yet Attractive Woman

2003

Wasabi Tuna

Champangne Anna

2005

Lords of Dogtown

Tranny

2010

Here & Now

Ramona

2010

Hard Breakers

Ms. Independence

2011

Getting Back to Zero

Judy

2013

Tranzloco

Alexis

2014

Blended

Georgina