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Alexis Arquette died on Sunday, surrounded by friends and family - which is exactly how the transgender icon lived her life. Breaking on the Hollywood scene at a young age, Alexis appeared in around 70 projects, starring in popular films like The Wedding Singer and Bride of Chucky. Likely destined for stardom, Alexis was one of many performers in her large and storied family. Alexis was born Robert Arquette in July 1969. Family patriarch, Lewis, acted in commercials while Lewis' wife, Mardi, was a stage performer. Like their parents, all of Alexis' siblings were involved in show business, including oldest sister Rosanna, »
- Lindsay Kimble, @lekimble
Alexis Arquette, transgender actress and member of the Arquette acting family, died Sunday morning following a lengthy illness, her brother Richmond Arquette posted on Facebook, Us Weekly reports. She was 47.
"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 am," Richmond wrote. "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. »
Transgender actress and activist Alexis Arquette, best known for her performance as a Boy George impersonator in the Adam Sandler comedy “The Wedding Singer,” has died at the age of 47, according to her brother Richmond Arquette. She is survived by her siblings Patricia, Rosanna, David, and Richmond Arquette. As of now, her cause of death has not been confirmed.
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Richmond posted the following statement 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 am. 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. »
- Vikram Murthi
Arquette’s resume also included the films Threesome (1994) and The Wedding Singer (1998), the latter of which found her playing a Boy George impersonator, as well as Season 6 of VH1’s reality show The Surreal Life.
Arquette, the sister of actors Rosanna, Patricia and David, lent visibility to the transgender community long before Caitlyn Jenner arrived on the scene. She documented her transition from male to female in the 2007 film Alexis Arquette: She’s My Brother. »
In this week’s episode of WrestleTalk’s WWE Monday Night Raw …in about 4 minutes, Shane McMahon, The Undertaker and Vince in the same ring for the first time since their Wrestlemania 32 feud began, Dean Ambrose gets some hardcore words from Mick Foley ahead of his Brock Lesnar street-fight, Roman Reigns returns to throw a TV set at Triple H (which is how most WWE viewers feel sometimes), and more…
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The New Day Beat Rusev And Alberto Del Rio
Raw opened on a match for once! Well, kind of. The New Day were involved so there was the standard 5 minutes of booty chat, but then we got into their tag title match against Rusev and Alberto del Rio.
The crowd didn’t really know who to cheer for, »
- Oli Davis
5 items from 2016
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