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Sunday 31st of October 1993

31 years ago He Turned Blue

Actor and musician River Phoenix born as River Jude Bottom dies of acute multiple drug intoxication at the age of 23 in The Viper Room, Sunset Strip, West Hollywood, California, United States.

Phoenix collapsed outside and convulsed for over five minutes. By the time paramedics had arrived on the scene Phoenix was turning dark blue in full cardiac arrest and in a flatline state. They administered medication in an attempt to restart his heart. He was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where further attempts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.