The movie actor River Phoenix died at the age of 23. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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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.
His mother, Arlyn Sharon Phoenix, served as the board president of the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. His siblings are Rain, Joaquin, Liberty, and Summer Phoenix.
“I did my best work in The Mosquito Coast. I know it wasn’t such a big hit, but for me it was more meaningful than anything else I’d ever done.” (River Phoenix)
“I would never, never do anything unless I believed in it.” (River Phoenix)
“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.” (River Phoenix)
“When I was old enough to realize all meat was killed, I saw it as an irrational way of using our power, to take a weaker thing and mutilate it. It was like the way bullies would take control of younger kids in the schoolyard.” (River Phoenix)
“People wonder if I’ll always be a part of this family and the answer is yes. My family has a lot of good energy going in one direction and because of it, we get a lot of things done. That’s why I’ll always spend a lot of time at Camp Phoenix.” (River Phoenix)