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River Phoenix Casket

"I spent quite a few hours on the streets in Portland between eight and four in the morning. If anything, they thought 'this is another cat who's trying to take my spot on the street.' There was maybe a little curiosity, but never any animosity or jealousy. The next step would be to just open the door and get in. That's when I'd tell them to f*** off." ~River Phoenix on preparing for My Own Private Idaho

The destination for the evening of October 30th 1993, was The Viper Room, a club owned by Johnny Depp, at 8852 Sunset Boulevard. River was wearing striped brown pants and black and white Converse high tops (size 10 1/2) and socks. A few minutes before 1 AM (Halloween morning), River had been in the bathroom doing drugs with some drug dealer friends and someone offered him a snort of high-grade Persian Brown. He was told it would make him feel fabulous. As soon as he snorted it he started…