Alexis Arquette's death certificate reveals she died from a heart attack

Alexis Arquette at the Karaoke Revolution hosted by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Photo / Getty
Alexis Arquette at the Karaoke Revolution hosted by the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Photo / Getty

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 September 11 in Los Angeles. She was 47.

Alexis Arquette, David Arquette, Patricia Arquette, Richmond Arquette and Rosanna Arquette. Photo / Getty
Alexis Arquette, David Arquette, Patricia Arquette, Richmond Arquette and Rosanna Arquette. Photo / Getty

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."

Actors Alexis Arquette and Morgan McMichaels attend the 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 2 Launch Party at Eleven Restaurant on January 26, 2010. Photo / Getty
Actors Alexis Arquette and Morgan McMichaels attend the 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 2 Launch Party at Eleven Restaurant on January 26, 2010. Photo / Getty

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