"He was talking about changing his name to Rio, a single name, like Sting; he didn't think River Phoenix was an very interesting name." - "I've been thinking of changing my name from River Phoenix to Rio - like Sting." - River Phoenix
Aleka’s Attic was also a great part of his life and career and he had even said that music was his main goal. How important was it and what it represented in River’s life? "It was all he really wanted. Movies came along as a way to make money to support his musical artistic endeavors’… so he was good at acting and continued that artist endeavor also." ~Sky Phoenix
"He (River) was a magnificent person and an outstanding actor. It always gets on my nerves to be compared to him." ~Joaquin Phoenix
River Jude Phoenix, 1970 – 1993, was an American actor, musician, and activist. The photo was taken in 1988, during the making off of “Little Nikita”.
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River Phoenix dies of a drug overdose | World History Project