River Phoenix and girlfriend Martha Plimpton at the premiere of his movie Dogfight in 1991

River Phoenix and girlfriend Martha Plimpton at the premiere of his movie Dogfight in 1991

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

“River was a sensitive," Samantha says with great tenderness, using the word as a noun. "He had so much compassion for everyone and everything that he had a weight on his heart.

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.”

In 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. A stranger picking him up.

River Phoenix  Date of death: October 31, 1993  Age at time of death: 23  The young, acclaimed actor, who first won over audiences with his performance in "Stand By Me," died of a drug overdose on the sidewalk outside the Viper Room, a West Hollywood nightclub, and in the presence of his brother, Joaquin, and his girlfriend, Samantha Mathis.

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River Phoenix & Martha Plimpton--he made her go vegetarian by crying when she ate meat near him!

River Phoenix Martha Plimpton--he made her go vegetarian by crying when she ate meat near him!

River Phoenix & Suzanne Solgot, photographed at his home in Florida by Bruce Weber.

spiritsdancinginthenight: “River Phoenix & Suzanne Solgot, photographed at his home in Florida by Bruce Weber.

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