Thursday, August 23, 2007
He would have been 37 today..
(Born today 23 August 1970)
River Phoenix on Homosexuality
"It still strikes me as strange that anyone can have any moral objection to someone else's sexuality. It's like telling someone else how to clean their house."
I still remember exactly where I was when news broke that he died Haloween 1993, back then I had Prodigy dial up for internet (was before most people had AOL or even Windows for that matter, everything was DOS based) I remember signing on and Prodigy had his picture on their main screen. We were roughly the same age and I pretty much grew up watching his films, such a great loss.
I haven't forgotten.
Blogger Brad said...
I too was the same age as River. I was shocked as well when he died, because he seemed like such a good, caring person. I also remember being depressed for weeks afterwards.

Blogger Doug said...
I am 37 this October. I was also shocked and sad to hear about his death. I didn't quite get it.

I loved "Running on Empty."

He was miraculous in My Private Idaho .

Blogger steve'swhirlyworld said...
wow....37....I remember his films and Prodigy :) He would have been a great actor.

Blogger michael said...
Jim, thank you for posting this. River was the one actor that I always had looked up to when I pursuing my own acting career (such as it was) because I always thought he was phenomenal.

I still remember my father telling me that morning that River had died and I simply cried. He really was a beautiful person and I still miss him to some degree.

Thank you again for posting this, and making me happy that others remember him as well.