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Actress and Trans Activist Alexis Arquette Dies at 47

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Actress and Trans Activist Alexis Arquette Dies at 47

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Alexis Arquette, the artist and actress who starred in cult classics like Pulp Fiction and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, passed away Sunday morning, just after her 47th birthday.

Her death was announced on Facebook late last night by her brother Richmond, who celebrated the life and career of the trans star writing: “She fiercely lived her reality in a world where it is dangerous to be a trans person — a world largely unready to accept differences among human beings, and where there is still the ugliness of violence and hostility towards people that we may not understand.”

Celebrities like Boy George, Cortney Cox and others have since come forward to people tribute to Arquette on Twitter.






The family also asked that in lieu of flowers or gifts, fans honor Alexis by making donations to organizations that support the LGBTQ community.