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Gwar's Dave Brockie And Entertainment's Dangerous Relationship With Heroin

By George Percival | 6th June 2014

GWAR frontman Dave Brockie died of a heroin overdose Other celebs who have passed away from the drug It was recently announced that frontman of theatrical horror-rock band GWAR has died of a heroin overdose,...

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River Phoenix's Final Film 'Dark Blood' Gets U.s Distributor, But How Was It Completed Without Him?

By Stephanie Chase | 19th May 2014

21 years after his death, River Phoenix’s final film Dark Blood is set to be released in the US having been picked up by distributor Lionsgate. It’s a film which many though would never see...

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Michelle Pfeiffer Led Cult-like Lifestyle As Young Actress In L.a.

By Elinor Cosgrave | 5th November 2013

Michelle Pfeiffer admitted to being in a cult when she was younger. The 55-year-old actress discussed her involvement with an unusual couple which led to her involvement into a cult called breatharianism. This involved abstaining...

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River Phoenix Has Been Dead For 20 Years

By Lauren James | 31st October 2013

Today, the 31st October 2013, marks twenty years to the day since River Phoenix died after taking Heroin and Valium in the West Hollywood nightclub, The Viper Room. Crowds gathered this morning outside the bar...

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Berlin Film Festival’S Golden Bear Goes To Romanian Film, Child’S Pose

By Jack de Aguilar | 17th February 2013

The Romanian film, Child’s Pose – a tale of corruption, entitlement and class struggles directed by Calin Peter Netzer – has won the Golden Bear award at the 63rd Berlin International Film Festival.The film’s producer,...

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British Star On River Phoenix: “I Found Him A Remarkable Young Man"

By Jack de Aguilar | 15th February 2013

River Phoenix continued his on screen presence 20 years after his death this week when his last film, Dark Blood, premiered at the Berlin Film Festival. British actor Jonathan Pryce – who worked with Phoenix...

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The River Phoenix Movies Keep On Coming

By Jack de Aguilar | 14th February 2013

River Phoenix's death occurred 10 days before the wrap of his last film, Dark Blood - the film that premiered at Berlin film festival today, two decades after his death from a drugs overdose.George Sluizer...

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Timber! Is Justin Bieber Teetering On The Brink Of A Fall From Grace?

By Hayley Avron | 9th January 2013

For some years, there, we had high hopes for Justin Bieber. It really looked as though the squeaky clean pop star was just that: squeaky clean. A chance online encounter propelled the young bedroom singer...

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River Phoenix’S Final Movie Set For Release As Brother Joaquin Eyes Oscar

By Jack de Aguilar | 21st September 2012

River Phoenix’s final movie ‘Dark Blood’ will finally be released on September 27, 2012, almost 20 years after the aspiring star died outside The Viper Room in Los Angeles. Phoenix –who had ingested a lethal...

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O'connell's Sadness At Stand By Me Stars' Reunion

24th March 2011

Jerry O'Connell found a recent Stand By Me 25th anniversary reunion "bittersweet" - because he missed his late pal River Phoenix.The actors, along with Corey Feldman and Wil Wheaton, appeared in the coming of age...

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Dicaprio 'Horrified' By Ledger And Phoenix Deaths

12th January 2009

LEONARDO DiCAPRIO has never been tempted to dabble in drugs after growing up on a heroin-riddled neighbourhood - and was left horrified when fellow actors HEATH LEDGER and RIVER PHOENIX died from overdoses. The Titanic...

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Depp Sells His Share Of Viper Room

19th September 2004

Heartbroken actor JOHNNY DEPP has sold his share in the nightclub where his friend RIVER PHOENIX died in 1993. The SLEEPY HOLLOW star says The Viper Room brings back too many upsetting memories and...

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