Movie Actor

River Phoenix – Cause of Death, Date of Death, Age at Death

The movie actor River Phoenix passed away at age 23, this age of death has to be considered too young. What was the cause of death? Below is all you want to know regarding the death of River Phoenix and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

Former child actor who starred in Stand by Me and earned an Academy Award nomination for his role in Running on Empty. He also played young Indiana Jones in the 1989 blockbuster Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. He tragically died of a drug overdose at the young age of 23.

Growing up, he and his family spent time living with a religious cult called the Children of God. At age ten, he began acting in TV commercials.

His last film was the drama feature Dark Blood. Filming wasn’t completed due to his death and the feature remained incomplete for 19 years before it was finally pieced together and shown at the Netherlands Film Festival in September 2012.

How did River Phoenix die?

River Phoenix's death was caused by drug overdose.

Information about the death of River Phoenix
Cause of deathDrug Overdose
Age of death23 years
ProfessionMovie Actor
BirthdayAugust 23, 1970
Death dateOctober 31, 1993
Place of deathWest Hollywood, California, United States
Place of burialN/A

Quotes by River Phoenix

"When I was in first grade, everyone made fun of my name, of course. I think it's kind of a big name to hold up when you're nine years old. It seemed goofy. I used to tell people I wanted to change the world and they used to think, 'This kid's really weird'."

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"It's a great feeling to think that I can be a friend to so many people through my movies."

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"Vegetarianism is a link to perfection and peace."

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"We are taught to consume. And that's what we do. But if we realized that there really is no reason to consume, that it's just a mind set, that it's just an addiction, then we wouldn't be out there stepping on people's hands climbing the corporate ladder of success."

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"Music is a hobby, because I'm not making any money out of it, but I put just as much conviction into that as I do into my acting."

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