River Phoenix was one of the most promising actors of his generation. By playing the role of a male protitute, alongside Keanu Reeves, Phoenix risked his reputaion as a heartthrob among girls, but won the legion of fans of alternative films. River Phoenix was accompanied by his brother Joaquin and girlfriend Samantha Mathis when he took a cocktail of drugs and suffered seizures outside the nightclub. The body of River Phoenix was cremated and the ashes scattered at the family ranch in…
In 1991, he made Gus Van Sant’s My Own Private Idaho, with River Phoenix, and you can still feel his pride in it. “It’s a beautiful film,” he (Keanu Reeves) says. “And lonely. The way he ends up in the street. His shoes. A stranger picking him up.”
Remembering River Phoenix On The 20th Anniversary Of His Death
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.
"Reencontré el alma, conocí el amor y tambien el sabor amargo de una triste canción. Aprendí de la derrota a saber levantarme y que hay otros corazones dispuestos a ayudarme. y así sigo en el camino generando melodías uniendo letras y frases que desgranen mi destino" (The thing called love)River Phoenix♥