River Phoenix anniversary - HIS LEGACY WILL LIVE ON FOREVER
Woman’s Day Magazine NZ|October 26, 2020
River Phoenix anniversary - HIS LEGACY WILL LIVE ON FOREVER
The death of the talented actor at 23 had a ripple effect in Hollywood – altering the course of many lives

Labelled the James Dean of his generation, River Phoenix was on the path to become one of the most famous actors in the world.

But after a fateful night out in Los Angeles on October 31, 1993, his life was cut short – creating a ripple effect through Hollywood and changing the course of the lives and careers of some of Tinseltown’s biggest stars.

In the year that would have marked River’s 50th birthday – and with the arrival of brother Joaquin’s son, who he named River, last month – Woman’s Day looks back on the celebrities whose lives were forever changed after that fateful night at the Viper Room.


Just 19 at the time, Joaquin was the one to dial 911 as he watched his older brother convulse on the pavement on Sunset Boulevard.


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October 26, 2020