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Pulp Fiction actor Alexis Arquette dies at age of 47

By Julia Hunt

Published 12/09/2016

Alexis Arquette, centre, at an event with sisters Rosanna and Patricia (AP)
Alexis Arquette, centre, at an event with sisters Rosanna and Patricia (AP)

Actress and activist Alexis Arquette has died at the age of 47.

The transgender actress - sibling of actors David, Rosanna and Patricia Arquette - died yesterday morning, her brother Richmond wrote on Facebook.

He said the actress, who appeared in films including Pulp Fiction and Last Exit To Brooklyn, died while listening to David Bowie's music.

The post said: "Our brother Robert, who became our brother Alexis, who became our sister Alexis, who became our brother Alexis, passed this morning September 11, at 12.32am.

"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."

It continued: "He died as he lived, on his own terms. I am immensely grateful that it was fast and painless."

No cause of death was given.

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