Transgender actress and LGBT activist Alexis Arquette passed away Sunday morning at age 47, surrounded by family. Alexis was born Robert Arquette and started acting at age 12. She went on to earn roles in the Bride of Chucky, Of Mice and Men, and played a Boy George impersonator in The Wedding Singer. Patricia Arquette, David Arquette and Rosanna Arquette were all at Alexis’ side when she passed. They posted these beautiful words about her passing yesterday:
“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 posted on Facebook. “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.”
RIP Alexis! You’ll be missed! And we can’t think of a better way to enter the afterlife than knowing you’re about to meet Bowie there too!
The artist formerly and currently known as PRINCE has passed away at 57. According to TMZ, Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound in Minnesota early Thursday morning, and multiple sources connected to the singer confirmed he had passed.
The singer — full name Prince Rogers Nelson — had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. But he appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. His people told TMZ he was battling the flu.
Bowie AND Prince AND Chyna in one year! What hope is there left for glamour in this world!?
Aside from the joy his music brought us, I will remember Prince for his optimistic and wishful-thinking outlook when he once said “The internet’s completely over”. Sometimes when I’m glued to my iPhone, I wish he’d been right, and that I was instead busying laying on a velvet recliner with my friends listening to his songs again. RIP Prince!
PS. If you didn’t love Prince for his music, — here’s a video of him kicking Kim Kardashian off stage at his concert to seal the deal:
The man who helped shape the career of the DEY BEST SINGAH IN DEY WORLLD, Celine Dion‘s husband and former manager Rene Angelil, passed away this week at 73.
“We knew what he was up against, but he had good days and bad days,” a source close to Celine and René told People. “It was expected, but it wasn’t expected. Was he at death’s door? No.”
René, died peacefully in Las Vegas watched over by his devoted wife. The couple have three children together, René Charles, 14 and four-year-old twins Nelson and Eddy, and René also has three children from two previous marriages. RIP Rene! Thanks for helping to shape an incredible icon!
Lifetime, the planet’s utmost source for quality programming, has announced its plans to bless us with a two-hour television movie, The Brittany Murphy Story based on the deceased actress and 90’s icon’s life! I can’t wait to see who they cast as the “poor-man’s” Alicia Silverstone!
The movie will recount the story of Brittany Murphy’s younger years, including her mother’s efforts to turn her talented daughter into a star in the 1980s and ’90s, and then leads up to her death. It will also touch on the aftermath, when her mother dealt with claims that her daughter’s death was not accidental.
If I know the gays over at Lifetime the way I think I do, they’re gonna put their brains together and make sure to highlight some of Brittany’s most pivotal career moments when they recreate these iconic clips:
According to his agent Phillip Young, Murphy was “absolutely delighted”, to be cast “in one of the biggest productions in the world at this stage in his career.”
Having been working in the Northern Irish theatre scene from the late 1940s, Murphy was an active member of Equity, the British actors’ union, and had worked for years at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre. His death, says Young, is a “tragic loss” and comes at the end of a “long and full career”.
The actor collapsed on Friday, and no word yet whether or not Game Of Thrones’ producers intend to recast his role or not. RIP, J.J.!