Alexis Arquette, a transgender activist and actress, died on Sunday aged 47.
Arquette’s brother Richmond Arquette announced the news of his passing on Facebook.
‘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 a.m, he wrote according to PEOPLE.
‘He was surrounded by all of his brothers and sisters, one of his nieces and several loved ones.’
Richmond added David Bowie’s Starman was playing he died.
‘As per his wishes, we cheered at the moment that he transitioned to another dimension.’
The cause of death is unknown.
Richmond's agent confirmed to PEOPLE that Alexis had indeed died:
'With deepest love, respect and condolences to the Arquette family we wish to share Richmond Arquette's announcement at the passing of his beloved brother/sister Robert/Alexis.
'Our hearts are heavy for this wonderful family.They are not simply brought up in fame... they've continued to roll up their sleeves to make a difference on this, our planet Earth, with their presence.
'Each and every one of them has touched our hearts and has been the example of true "FAMILY" at its grandest meaning.
'Robert /Alexis will continue to be loved as his/her light now resonates throughout the universe as the star we've always known him/her to be.'
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