Alexis Arquette, actress and sister to Patricia and David Arquette, dies at 47

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LOS ANGELES - Transgender actress Alexis Arquette died Sunday morning, her brother Richmond Arquette revealed in a Facebook post. She was 47.

"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 wrote. "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."

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Siblings Alexis Arquette (L) and Rosanna Arquette pose for photographers as they arrive to attend the sixth annual American Film Institute Associates' Platinum Circle Award ceremony to honor members of the Arquette family in Los Angeles, California May 10, 2006. [The AFI Associates Platinum Circle Award is given annually to honor a family whose creative contributions have enhanced the entertainment community.]
Members of the Arquette family (L-R) Alexis, Rosanna, Richmond, Patricia, and David arrive to attend the sixth annual American Film Institute Associates' Platinum Circle Award ceremony to honor members of the Arquette family in Los Angeles, California May 10, 2006. [The AFI Associates Platinum Circle Award is given annually to honor a family whose creative contributions have enhanced the entertainment community.]
Rosanna Arquette, Alexis Arquette and Patricia Arquette (L-R) arrive for the GLAAD awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood April 8, 2006. REUTERS/Phil McCarten
Presenters Rosanna (L), Alexis and Patricia Arquette (R) smile at the 17th annual GLAAD Media awards at the Kodak theatre in Hollywood April 8, 2006. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media awards recognize and honor mainstream media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-gender community and the issues that affect their lives. The show will be televised on Logo, MTV Networks' cable channel, and VH1. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
Cast member David Arquette poses with his siblings Rosanna, Alexis, Richmond and Patricia (L-R) at a screening of "Sold" on the opening night of the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles in Los Angeles, California April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - APRIL 08: (L-R) David Arquette, Rosanna Arquette, Alexis Arquette, Richmond Arquette and Patricia Arquette attend the Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles opening night gala at ArcLight Cinemas on April 8, 2014 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 30: Reality TV Pesonality Alexis Arquette attends the 2012 Miss Hooker pageant at The Dragonfly Bar on March 30, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 11: Alexis Arquette arrives at UG Presents With The Embassy Presents: A 2012 GRAMMY Celebration at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on February 11, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 13: Alexis Arquette arrives to Paper Magazine's 13th Annual Beautiful People Party held at The Standard Hotel on May 13, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MARCH 10: Jessica 'Sugar' Kiper and Alexis Arquette arrive to the Pistol And Stamen/Christophe Salon/Edin Gail Cocktail Party at the Christophe Salon on March 10, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Todd Williamson/WireImage)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JANUARY 26: Shangela Laquifa Wadley, Alexis Arquette and Sahara Davenport attend the 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 2 Launch Party at Eleven Restaurant on January 26, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Brian Putnam/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 24: Actress Alexis Arquette attends the premiere of HBO's new series 'Hung' at Paramount Theater on the Paramount Studios lot on June 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - SEPTEMBER 24: Actress Alexis Arquette arrives at the Fox Reality Channel Really Awards at the Avalon Hollywood club September 24, 2008 in Hollywood California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
CULVER CITY, CA - MAY 17: Actress Alexis Arquette attends Art Seen 3 featuring A Taste of Los Angeles at Smashbox on May 17, 2008 in Culver City, California. (Photo by Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 30: Alexis Arquette attends the Secret Room Celebrity Gifting Suite Day 1 for the 17th Annual MTV Movie Awards on May 31, 2008 at the Valadon Hotel in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by John M. Heller/Getty Images)
BURBANK, CA - JULY 22: Actor Alexis Arquette arrives at the Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav at Warner Bros. Studio Lot, Stage 23 on July 22, 2007 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Alexis Arquette during 6th Annual Tribeca Film Festival - Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother Premiere at Clearview Chelsea West in New York City, Nwe York, United States. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
Alexis Arquette with Models during 6th Annual Tribeca Film Festival - 'Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother' - After Party at Fig & Olive Downtown in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
Nikki Parrott, Alexis Arquette and Mathew Barbato during 6th Annual Tribeca Film Festival - 'Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother' Premiere at Clearview Chelsea West in New York City, Nwe York, United States. (Photo by Thomas Concordia/WireImage)
Matthew Barbato, director and Alexis Arquette during 6th Annual Tribeca Film Festival - 'Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother' Press Conference with Alexis Arquette at Clearview Chelsea Cinemas West in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Brian Ach/WireImage)
NEW YORK - APRIL 26: (L-R) Director Matthew Barbato, actress Alexis Arquette and producer Nikki Parrott speak during the 'Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother' press conference at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival on April 26, 2007 in New York City. (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actress Patricia Arquette (L) and actor Alexis Arquette at the after party for the FX Network's premiere screening of 'Dirt' at Republic on December 9, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 09: Actor David Arquette (L), actress Patricia Arquette, and actor Alexis Arquette (R) at the after party for the FX Network's premiere screening of 'Dirt' at Republic on December 9, 2006 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images)
Alexis Arquette during The Trevor Project's Cracked Xmas 9 - Arrivals at The Wiltern LG in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jason Merritt/FilmMagic)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 08: (L-R) Actress Alexis Arquette, Drag Queen Jackie Beat and Director/Director of Photography Randolph Mark Viverito arrive at the screening of 'My Name is Jackie Beat' during the AFI FEST 2006 presented by Audi held at The LOFT at Arclight Cinemas on November 8, 2006 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 26: NBC's 'Medium' Supernatural Soiree at the Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles, United States on october 26, 2006 - Alexis Arquette. (Photo by Mike FANOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - OCTOBER 26: NBC's 'Medium' Supernatural Soiree at the Stephen Cohen Gallery in Los Angeles, United States on october 26, 2006 - Alexis Arquette, Courteney Cox, Rosanna Arquette, Thomas Jane and Patricia Arquette. (Photo by Mike FANOUS/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
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Multiple sources, including Richmond's agent, also confirmed the news to Variety. A cause of death has not been yet released. Alexis Arquette's sister, Oscar-winning actress Patricia Arquette, also appeared to pay tribute to Alexis by tweeting David Bowie's "Starman" and T. Rex's "Cosmic Dancer."

"Breaking through the veil singing Starman," Patricia captioned one tweet. "To My first best friend - Cosmic Dancer," she wrote with the other.

"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 him/her and to be loved by him/her. He was a force," Richmond added in the Facebook post. "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."

Born Robert Arquette, Alexis started acting at a young age and nabbed a variety of roles over her career. She played a Boy George-inspired character in "The Wedding Singer," and also appeared in "Of Men and Mice," "Bride of Chucky," "The Surreal Life," "Down and Out in Beverly Hills" and most recently in 2014's "Blended" alongside Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

Along with Patricia, Alexis' famous family also includes David and Rosanna Arquette. Alexis' transition into a woman was documented in 2007's "Alexis Arquette: She's My Brother."

Boy George also paid tribute to the late actress on Sunday, writing on Twitter, "R.I.P my sister Alexis Arquette. Another bright light gone out far too soon. Love to the family and all that loved Alexis."

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