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1, Oct 26, 2012

Dark Blood premiered 19 years after the death of the actor

Filed under: Human nature — admin @ 12:31 am

River Phoenix died when he was only 23 years old. He died in 1993 of drug overdose. His final film was thus finished with his sudden death.

I read this piece on 10/7/2012. From wikipedia “Phoenix died of an overdose of cocaine and heroin. During the early-morning hours of October 31, 1993, Phoenix collapsed outside and convulsed for over five minutes. When his brother Joaquin called 9-1-1, he was unable to determine whether Phoenix was breathing. Sister Rain Phoenix proceeded to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, to no avail.”

He was working on what history will record as his last film, Dark Blood. The movie finally premiered on 9/27/2012.

He was said to be a good person, having been involved in many humanitarian drives either for animal rights or for environmental protection. It is a tragedy that he left so young, leaving us a heavy lesson on drug abuse.

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