River Phoenix - The child and teen star of Stand by Me and Explorers died in 1993 at age 23, after speedballing cocaine and morphine. The scene unfolded in front of The Viper Room, a legendary Sunset Strip music venue, while then-owner Johnny Depp was performing onstage with Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Gibby Haynes of the Butthole Surfers. As news circulated through the club about Phoenix's collapse outside, the show stopped, but he was never revived.
River Phoenix had a private funeral with only 60 mourners, but photos went public after a reporter broke into the funeral home and took this picture of him, which the reporter sold to the National Enquirer. Phoenix died outside Hollywood's Viper Room from an overdose of cocaine and morphine in 1993, at the young age of 23.