Courtney Cox has paid tribute to Alexis Arquette, who died yesterday (September 11) after reportedly battling a lengthy illness.
Arquette – who was the sibling of David, Rosanna and Patricia Arquette – appeared in films such as Pulp Fiction and The Wedding Singer, as well as TV shows like Friends and Californication. She was also known for her transgender activism.
Friends star Courtney Cox, who was married to Alexis’ brother David for 14 years between 1999 and 2013, paid tribute to Arquette today on her Twitter account. “My heart goes out to anyone who was lucky enough to know Alexis,” she wrote. “We will love and miss you forever.”
See the tweet below.
My heart goes out to anyone who was lucky enough to know Alexis.
We will love and miss you forever.
— Courteney Cox (@CourteneyCox) September 11, 2016
Cox’s ex-husband David posted his own tribute yesterday, hailing Alexis as “my hero for eternity.”
Thank you all for your love and kind words about Alexis. My hero for eternity pic.twitter.com/Z18xLtYTBv
— David Arquette (@DavidArquette) September 11, 2016
A press release written by Patricia – which suggests that Arquette returned to using male pronouns by the time of death – reads: “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.”