Celebrities who died young
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River Phoenix( Warner Bros. / December 9, 2012 )
He was a teenager when he starred in "Stand by Me" and when he earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in "Running on Empty." Phoenix was a vegan, environmentalist and animal rights activist. In 1993, he died of an accidental drug overdose at age 23 in front of the Viper Room club in West Hollywood.
River's brother Joaquin Phoenix at Zap2it