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River Phoenix

Actor

Born on August 23, 1970.
Died at the age of 23 on October 31, 1993.
Cause of Death: Drug overdose on cocaine and heroin.

River Phoenix
He has been dead for 30 years.
If he were still alive today, he would be 53 years old.

People who died in 1993.
Famous people who died from a drug overdose.

Which generation did River Phoenix belong to?

River Phoenix was a part of the Generation X demographic cohort.


"So he wasn't a boomer?!"

River Phoenix was not a boomer. The boomer generation ended in 1964, whereas he was born 6 years later in 1970.

What was he known for?

He starred in movies such as Stand by Me (1986) and Running on Empty (1988). He was the older brother of actor Joaquin Phoenix.

Which star sign was River Phoenix?

He had the star sign Virgo.

Life Path Number

His Life Path Number was 3.

How tall was he?

River Phoenix was around 5 ft 10 inches tall. In centimeters, his height was 178 cm.

Statistically speaking, this means that he was slightly taller than the average American male. However, he was not tall by conventional standards.

In other words, he didn't stand out as being particularly tall.

See also: Celebrities who are 5 ft 10 inches.

How old would River Phoenix be now?

If he were still alive today, he would be 53 years old.

That means that he'd be roughly the same age as the following people:

Alan Shearer

Alan Shearer

English soccer player
Born on August 13, 1970
Star Sign: Leo

Fred Durst

Fred Durst

Singer
Born on August 20, 1970
Star Sign: Leo

How many years ago did he die?

He died 30 years, 7 months, and 22 days ago.

What day of the week was he born on?

He was born on a Sunday.

What day of the week did he die on?

He died on a Sunday.

How long ago did River Phoenix die?

He died in October 1993, which was over 30 years ago. Three decades have passed since his death.

To put that into perspective.

  • A child who was born on the day of his death has grown up, finished school, and started a family by now.
  • Since River Phoenix's death in 1993, roughly seven FIFA World Cups and eight US presidential elections have taken place.
  • Since his death, the United States has had four new presidents.
  • The United Kingdom has had seven new prime ministers.
  • Because he died in 1993, it means that he probably never heard of famous names such as the Backstreet Boys, George Clooney, the Spice Girls, Tiger Woods, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, and Jim Carrey.
  • He died just before the Internet became popular.
  • He did not live long enough to see the film The Lion King.

Other people who died around October 31, 1993

Celebrities and other notable figures who died around the same time as River Phoenix.

Reggie Lewis

Reggie Lewis

NBA player Deceased
Died on Jul 27, 1993, at the age of 27.
Star Sign: Scorpio

Vincent Price

Vincent Price

Actor Deceased
Died on Oct 25, 1993, at the age of 82.
Star Sign: Gemini

Pablo Escobar

Pablo Escobar

Colombian drug lord Deceased
Died on Dec 2, 1993, at the age of 44.
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa

Musician Deceased
Died on Dec 4, 1993, at the age of 52.
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Charizma

Charizma

Rapper Deceased
Died on Dec 16, 1993, at the age of 20.
Star Sign: Cancer

Telly Savalas

Telly Savalas

Actor Deceased
Died on Jan 22, 1994, at the age of 72.
Star Sign: Aquarius

Bill Hicks

Bill Hicks

Stand-up comedian Deceased
Died on Feb 26, 1994, at the age of 32.
Star Sign: Sagittarius

People who are the same height as River Phoenix

Celebrities and other notable figures who are exactly the same height as him.

Richard Dawkins

Richard Dawkins

Atheist author
Born on March 26, 1941
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Business magnate
Born on August 30, 1930
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

Danny McBride

Danny McBride

Actor
Born on December 29, 1976
Height: 1.78m / 5 ft 10 inches

People who are taller than him

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly taller than him.

Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf

Singer Deceased
Born on September 27, 1947
Height: 1.79m / 5 ft 10 inches

Toni Kroos

Toni Kroos

Soccer player
Born on January 4, 1990
Height: 1.83m / 6 foot

Iker Casillas

Iker Casillas

Spanish soccer player
Born on May 20, 1981
Height: 1.82m / 6 foot

People who are shorter than him

Celebrities and other figures who are slightly shorter than him.

Bill Maher

Bill Maher

Talkshow host
Born on January 20, 1956
Height: 1.73m / 5 ft 8 inches

Louis Walsh

Louis Walsh

X Factor judge / Talent manager
Born on August 5, 1952
Height: 1.75m / 5 ft 9 inches

Gia Carangi

Gia Carangi

Supermodel Deceased
Born on January 29, 1960
Height: 1.73m / 5 ft 8 inches

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