What Alexis Arquette taught her family, friends and fans!
Alexis Arquette who is best known for playing “Boy George,” in “The Wedding Singer,” film has passed away this Sunday (September 11, 2016). The 47-year-old passed away at about 12:32 a.m., surrounded by her brothers, sisters, nieces and other family members and loved ones. People reported that the family played music for him and Alexis Arquette passed away during the song by David Bowie “Starman.”
Alexis Arquette wanted and asked her family to cheer the moment that he passed away or “transitioned to another dimension,” as she referred to passing away. (We’re definitely glad to hear that she was surrounded by everybody who played an important role in Alexis’s life).
Some of the Arquette family opened up on Twitter and left loving messages. Patrica (48) said:
“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 her/him and to be loved by him/her,” Richmond continued. “He was a force. He died as he lived, on his own terms. I am immensely grateful that it was fast and painless. It was an incredible 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 always love you.”
The siblings also took to Facebook and Richmond posted a statement. It said:
“Alexis was a brilliant artist and painter, a singer, an entertainer and an actor. She starred in movies like Last Exit to Brooklyn, Pulp Fiction, Jumpin’ at the Boneyard, Of Mice and Men, The Wedding Singer, and The Bride of Chucky. Her career was cut short, not by her passing, but by her decision to live her truth and her life as a transgender woman. Despite the fact that there are few parts for trans actors, she refused to play roles that were demeaning or stereotypical. She was a vanguard in the fight for understanding and acceptance for all trans people. 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. Alexis was born as Robert, our brother. We loved him the moment he arrived. But he came in as more than a sibling – he came as our great teacher. As Alexis transitioned into being a woman, she taught us tolerance and acceptance. As she moved through her process, she became our sister, teaching us what real love is. We learned what real bravery is through watching her journey of living as a trans woman. We came to discover the one truth – that love is everything.
“In the days leading to her death, she told us she was already visiting the other side, and that where she was going, there was only one gender. That on the other side, we are free from all of the things that separate us in this life, and that we are all one. She passed away surrounded by love. We held her and sang her David Bowie’s ‘Starman’ as she punched through the veil to the other side. We washed her body in rose petals and surrounded her with flowers,” Rosanna, Richmond, Patricia and David continued lovingly. “Alexis always had to do everything first. She left before we were ready to let her go. We are all heartbroken that she is no longer with us, but we are grateful for the grace and kindness we were all shown during this difficult time. We are comforted by the fact that Alexis came into our family and was our brother and then our sister, and that she gave us so much love. We will love you always, Alexis. We know we were the lucky ones.
“The family asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations please be sent to organizations that support the LGBTQ community in honor of Alexis Arquette. Please respect our privacy during this time of grieving.”
Alexis Arquette sure did teach us a lot about acceptance, love and accepting one another for who we are as people. I’m sure the family will be reading the loving comments left online [so] let us know what you think in the comments section below and don’t forget to subscribe to our Newsletter.
We are sending are deepest condolences to the Arquette’s and we’re sending a lot of love. Make sure you send love and positive-vibes.