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River Phoenix in Dark Blood

River Phoenix (1970 - 1993)

Film Deaths[]

  • Stand by Me (1986) [Chris Chambers]: Stabbed in the neck (off-screen) in a bar fight; his death is mentioned in Richard Dreyfuss' narration, while the image of River fades away on the screen.
  • Dark Blood (1993; released in 2012) [Boy]: Hit on the head with an axe by Jonathan Pryce during a struggle; he manages to stagger to his feet and speak to Jonathan before finally collapsing and dying. (This film was unfinished due to River's real-life death during production; excerpts from the film, including his death scene, were featured in the 2006 documentary George Sluizer: Filmen over Grenzen. The film was finally released in 2012).

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