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.
My heart goes out to anyone who was lucky enough to know Alexis.
We will love and miss you forever.
— Courteney Cox (@CourteneyCox) September 11, 2016
R.I.P my sister Alexis Arquette. Another bright light gone out far too soon. Love to the family and all that loved Alexis.
— Boy George (@BoyGeorge) September 11, 2016
RIP, @AlexisArquette. Made me laugh, every day, filming The Trip. Will never forget the way you lived your life…no fear. Beautiful. ❤️
— Larry Sullivan (@larrysullivan) September 11, 2016
Thank you all for your love and kind words about Alexis. My hero for eternity pic.twitter.com/Z18xLtYTBv
— David Arquette (@DavidArquette) September 11, 2016
The family also asked that in lieu of flowers or gifts, fans honor Alexis by making donations to organizations that support the LGBTQ community.