Arquette Patriarch Dies

updated 04/21/2004 at 12:00 AM EDT

originally published 09/23/1997 12:00AM

Actor-comedian Lewis Arquette, 65, father of actors Rosanna, Richmond, Patricia, Alexis and David (and himself the son of the late comedian Cliff "Charley Weaver" Arquette), died of congestive heart failure at the UCLA Medical Center. Although the date of his death was not reported, Variety says that a private funeral attended by family members and friends was held on Monday. Among Arquette's movie roles were those in "Scream 2" (alongside son David), "Little Nicky" and "Best in Show." On TV he appeared on "The Waltons," L.A. Law" and "Matlock."

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