Alexis Arquette’s cause of death has been confirmed after the star died at the age of 47.
The actress and transgender activist – sibling of David, Rosanna and Patricia Arquette – passed away on Sunday morning.
Now People Magazine reports that Arquette died of “complications related to AIDS”.
According to a source, Arquette “had been suffering for a long time. She was sick for years. At one point, she wasn’t able to leave the house; she was in bad shape.”
Speaking about Arquette’s final hours, the source added: “The whole family rallied around her. And in the end they were always there to support her. Everyone knew [death] was imminent. It was a matter of time.”
Arquette appeared in films such as Pulp Fiction and The Wedding Singer and TV shows like Friends and Californication.
A previously issued press release written by Patricia – which suggested that Arquette returned to using male pronouns by the time of death – read: “He died as he lived, on his own terms. 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.”
“I am immensely grateful that it was fast and painless. It was an incredibly 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 love you always.”