At his first and only Oscars, Best Supporting Actor nominee (for Running on Empty) River Phoenix, who died four years later, attends the show in 1989 with girlfriend Martha Plimpton.

At his first and only Oscars, Best Supporting Actor nominee (for Running on Empty) River Phoenix, who died four years later, attends the show in 1989 with girlfriend Martha Plimpton.

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Remembering River Phoenix On The 20th Anniversary Of His Death

Remembering River Phoenix On The 20th Anniversary Of His Death

News Photo : Boyfriend and girlfriend, actors River Phoenix...

News Photo : Boyfriend and girlfriend, actors River Phoenix...

River Phoenix Cause Of Death | River Phoenix Was Young, Idealistic and Full of Promise. His Death ...

Cover Story: River’s End – Vol. 40 No. 20

River Phoenix Cause Of Death | River Phoenix Was Young, Idealistic and Full of Promise. His Death ...

"I feel blessed to have worked with him and to have known him. He challenged me as an actress; he was always surprising and startlingly honest. He was an all too fleeting presence in my life, a beautiful young man who will always be in my heart."  - Samantha Mathis

"I feel blessed to have worked with him and to have known him. He challenged me as an actress; he was always surprising and startlingly honest. He was an all too fleeting presence in my life, a beautiful young man who will always be in my heart." - Samantha Mathis

River Phoenix & Samantha Mathis. Samantha was RIver's girlfriedn and was with him at the Viper Room the night he died.

River Phoenix & Samantha Mathis. Samantha was RIver's girlfriedn and was with him at the Viper Room the night he died.

River Phoenix,  23 — Died Oct. 31, 1993: At only 23, Phoenix was already an award-winning actor when he died of a drug overdose at Johnny Depp's bar The Viper Room on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard. The star of Running on Empty and My Own Private Idaho was at the bar with a small group, including girlfriend Samantha Mathis and younger brother Joaquin Phoenix, when River passed out at the bar.

River Phoenix, 23 — Died Oct. 31, 1993: At only 23, Phoenix was already an award-winning actor when he died of a drug overdose at Johnny Depp's bar The Viper Room on Hollywood's Sunset Boulevard. The star of Running on Empty and My Own Private Idaho was at the bar with a small group, including girlfriend Samantha Mathis and younger brother Joaquin Phoenix, when River passed out at the bar.

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