Painful & Horrific: Inside Alexis Arquette's Lifelong AIDS Battle

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Sep. 13 2016, Updated 11:17 a.m. ET

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Alexis Arquette Dead AIDS Secret
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Alexis Arquette died on Sunday at age 47 from a stroke caused by AIDS related complications. But  according to a source close to the transgender actress and Hollywood royalty, her body began deteriorating over a decade ago! Click through 7 shocking photos inside Arquette's deadly disease, as RadarOnline.com exclusively reveals the painful truth about her final years!

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Alexis Arquette Dead Aids

Alexis Arquette lost her battle against the deadly AIDS virus just a few days ago, and a close friend of the Arquette family  — that includes her famous siblings David and Patricia Arquette — told Radar, "Alexis was in so much pain at the end. Still, she was not ready to give up her fight."

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Alexis Arquette Dead Aids

As previously reported, Arquette contracted HIV, which is the deadly virus that can lead to AIDS, in the early 1990's. Although she kept it hidden from the public, behind closed doors it was a quite different story.

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Alexis Arquette Dead Aids

"Alexis was so sick for so long," a close friend of the Arquette family said. "She was holding on so hard at the end and was such a fighter."

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According to the insider, Arquette's first major health scare came in 2005 when she was found by several friends in a bathtub full of blood! "Alexis was set to tape a show that day and called the producers to let them know that she would not be able to work because she had a really bad nose bleed," the source told Radar.

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"But an hour later, she called back panicking because her nose would not stop bleeding," said source. "So her friends that were working on the project rushed to her house and found her alone and scared in a bathtub drenched in blood. Obviously, they called 911 and she was rushed to the hospital."

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Alexis Arquette Dead Aids

As Radar reported, Arquette refused to take the necessary medication that could have saved her life.

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Why do you think Alexis Arquette refused to treat her illness? Tell us your thoughts below.

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