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Alexis Arquette battled HIV before dying of heart attack

Posted: 10:09 PM, Sep 20, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-21 03:33:55-04
Alexis Arquette battled HIV before dying of heart attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Alexis Arquette died from a heart attack and battled HIV for 29 years, according to her death certificate.
 
The transgender character actress and sibling of actors David, Rosanna, Richmond and Patricia Arquette died Sept. 11 in Los Angeles. She was 47.
 
The death certificate released Tuesday lists cardiac arrest as her immediate cause of death and that Arquette suffered a bacterial infection three weeks before her death. HIV is also noted as an underlying cause of death.
 
Arquette memorably played a trans sex worker in "Last Exit to Brooklyn" and a Boy George impersonator in "The Wedding Singer."
 
In a statement, the Arquettes said that their sister's career "was cut short, not by her passing, but by her decision to live her truth and her life as a transgender woman."