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Patricia and David Arquette's final goodbyes to Alexis will break your heart

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Break out the tissues to read tributes written by the Arquettes and Courteney Cox in the wake of Alexis' death

The internet was saddened Sunday to hear the news that Alexis Arquette had passed. While not much is known about the circumstances surrounding Arquette's untimely death, we do know that the entertainer went out surrounded by a ton of sibling love.

"Never have I had the honor of knowing and loving a funnier more beautiful soul then my brother/sister Alexis," David Arquette wrote in a caption for a short Instagram video of his brother. "Thank you all for your kind words of love and support. I know Alexis loves all the wonderful reactions to his passing and will be in our hearts for eternity. In the end he chose to be called my brother again but I will remember him as a Butterfly of a spirit always. I love you and in his words 'Gracias!'"

Courteney Cox, who was married to David for 14 years, also shared her love for Alexis. In a tweet on Sunday afternoon, she wrote, "My heart goes out to anyone who was lucky enough to know Alexis. We will love and miss you forever."

Patricia Arquette took to Twitter to post a musical tribute to Alexis in the form of David Bowie's "Starman," which was playing when Alexis died, according to a statement written by Patricia that was posted to the Facebook of Richmond Arquette, another Arquette sibling.

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"She passed away surrounded by love," the statement reads. "We held her hand and sang her David Bowie's 'Starman' as she punched through the veil to the other side. We washed her body in rose petals and surrounded her with flowers."

Patricia also posted the video for T. Rex's "Cosmic Dancer," dedicated "To My first best friend."

Though we don't know the cause of Alexis' death, Richmond also reported on Facebook that Alexis went out the way he wanted.

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"He died as he lived, on his own terms," Richmond said. "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. I am feeling immense gratitude to have been afforded the luxury of sharing life with him/her, for learning from Alexis, for being given the gift of being able to love her/him and to be loved by him/her. He was a force. Thank you, Alexis, I love you and will love you always."

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Alexis was 47 years old. The family requests that in lieu of flowers or gifts, donations be sent to organizations that support the LGBTQ community in honor of Alexis.

Our thoughts are with the Arquette family in their time of grief.

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Break out the tissues to read tributes written by the Arquettes and Courteney Cox in the wake of Alexis' death
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