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Patricia Arquette and Brother David Pay Tribute to Sibling Alexis Arquette

”To my first best friend,“ writes Oscar winner

Patricia Arquette wrote a cryptic message on Twitter just after midnight Sunday — one that we know now was a tribute to her transgender sibling Alexis Arquette, who died at the age of 47.

“To my first best friend,” wrote the Oscar winner, linking to the 1971 T. Rex song “Cosmic Dancer.” Later Sunday afternoon, the actress confirmed the prior tweet was indeed in honor of her late sibling with the simple “@” reply “My Lexy.”

She also shared a link to David Bowie‘s “Starman” as part of her tribute to her late sibling.

David Arquette also remembered his sister on Twitter with a black and white photo, calling her “My hero for eternity.”

The sister of Patricia, David and Rosanna Arquette was an actress, too, appearing in “The Wedding Singer,” “Pulp Fiction” and “Threesome.”

Other celebrity tributes came from Roseanne Barr and ’80s pop icon Boy George.


Alexis Arquette died Sunday morning following a long illness, according to a post her brother Richmond Arquette published on Facebook, which was cited by multiple media outlets. Although the post has since been removed, a screen shot can be seen here.

“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, according to reports. “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.”