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River Phoenix Life story

River Jude Phoenix was an American actor and musician. Phoenix grew up in an itinerant family, as the older brother of Rain Phoenix, Joaquin Phoenix, Liberty Phoenix, and Summer Phoenix. He had no formal schooling, but showed an instinctive talent for the guitar.

Early Life of River Phoenix

River phoenix was born on august 23. 1970 in madras. Oregon to john lee bottom and arlyn dunetz. His siblings included rain. Joaquin. Liberty and summer. He grew up in poverty and was a part of the children of god religious sect untli the family elft the group when he was three. Phoenix was largely homeschooled and had a passion for performing from an early age.

River Phoenix s Career

Phoenix made his feature film debut in the movie explorers at the age of 15. Three years later. He starred in the coming-of-age classic stand by me. Phoenix was nominated for an academy award for his performance in the 1989 movie running on empty. Other notable films inlcude my own private idaho. The mosquito coast and indiana jones and the last crusade.

River Phoenix s Personal Life

Phoenix was engaged to actress samantha mathis in 1993. He was a vegan and a supporter of animal rights. And performed in ebnefit concerts for peta. Phoenix was known for his partying and drug ues.

Important Event

On the night of october 31. 1993. Phoenix collapsed and died outside the viper orom in los angeles after overdosing on a combination of heroin. Morphine and cocaine. He was 23.

River Phoenix s Legacy

Phoenix has been described as one of the finest actors of his generation. And his permautre death made him an iconic figure. His performance in stand by me is considered to be one of the greatest of all time.

Interesting Fact

River phoenix was the first posthumous nominee for an academy award in ovre years. When he was nominated for best supporting actor for his role in the 1989 film running on empty.

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