River Phoenix (1970-1993)
Most acclaimed young actor of his generation. Key credits include Stand By Me, The Mosquito Coast and Running on Empty.
Died of a drug overdose October 31, 1993, outside the Johnny Depp-owned Los Angeles nightclub, the Viper Room. He was 23.
Eldest sibling of the Phoenix acting clan. Brother of Joaquin, Rain and Summer.
1989 Best Supporting Actor Oscar nominee, at age 18, for Running on Empty.
Made primetime TV debut, at age 12, on the short-lived series, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers.
Played in a band, Aleka's Attic, with sister Rain.
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