River Phoenix

River Jude Phoenix ( né Bottom ; August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American actor, musician, and animal activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix , Joaquin Phoenix , Liberty Phoenix , and Summer Phoenix .River Jude Phoenix ( né Bottom ; August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American actor, musician, and animal activist. He was the older brother of Rain Phoenix , Joaquin Phoenix , Liberty Phoenix , and Summer Phoenix .On October 31, 1993, Phoenix collapsed and died of combined drug intoxication following a drug overdose on the sidewalk outside the West Hollywood nightclub The Viper Room at the age of 23. [2] [3] At the time of his death, Phoenix was acting in Dark Blood , which was released in 2012.