River Phoenix was one of the most promising actors of his generation. By playing the role of a male protitute, alongside Keanu Reeves, Phoenix risked his reputaion as a heartthrob among girls, but won the legion of fans of alternative films.  River Phoenix was accompanied by his brother Joaquin and girlfriend Samantha Mathis when he took a cocktail of drugs and suffered seizures outside the nightclub.  The body of River Phoenix was cremated and the ashes scattered at the family ranch in…

River Phoenix was one of the most promising actors of his generation. By playing the role of a male protitute, alongside Keanu Reeves, Phoenix risked his reputaion as a heartthrob among girls, but won the legion of fans of alternative films. River Phoenix was accompanied by his brother Joaquin and girlfriend Samantha Mathis when he took a cocktail of drugs and suffered seizures outside the nightclub. The body of River Phoenix was cremated and the ashes scattered at the family ranch in…

River Phoenix & Samantha Mathis. Samantha was RIver's girlfriedn and was with him at the Viper Room the night he died.

River Phoenix & Samantha Mathis. Samantha was RIver's girlfriedn and was with him at the Viper Room the night he died.

River Phoenix Cause Of Death | River Phoenix Was Young, Idealistic and Full of Promise. His Death ...

Cover Story: River’s End – Vol. 40 No. 20

River Phoenix Cause Of Death | River Phoenix Was Young, Idealistic and Full of Promise. His Death ...

River Phoenix and girlfriend Martha Plimpton at the premiere of his movie Dogfight in 1991

River Phoenix and girlfriend Martha Plimpton at the premiere of his movie Dogfight in 1991

At his first and only Oscars, Best Supporting Actor nominee (for Running on Empty) River Phoenix, who died four years later, attends the show in 1989 with girlfriend Martha Plimpton.

At his first and only Oscars, Best Supporting Actor nominee (for Running on Empty) River Phoenix, who died four years later, attends the show in 1989 with girlfriend Martha Plimpton.

"I feel blessed to have worked with him and to have known him.  He challenged me as an actress; he was always surprising and startlingly honest.  He was an all too fleeting presence in my life, a beautiful young man who will always be in my heart." ~Samantha Mathis, River Phoenix's girlfriend and co-star in The Thing Called Life

"I feel blessed to have worked with him and to have known him. He challenged me as an actress; he was always surprising and startlingly honest. He was an all too fleeting presence in my life, a beautiful young man who will always be in my heart." ~Samantha Mathis, River Phoenix's girlfriend and co-star in The Thing Called Life

One of my favorite celebrity couples: River Phoenix and Martha Plimpton. Perfection.

One of my favorite celebrity couples: River Phoenix and Martha Plimpton. Perfection.

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