can we talk about how the river phoenix fandom is the nicest fandom in the world and it is so relaxing and everyone involved with it is an angel and i love you all
I don’t believe River was killed, as he was an adult who, after taking this friend to rehab twice, should of known better and realized when his friend said “drink this, it will make you feel better” that it wasn’t exactly a normal drink. I don’t think anyone should take a drink from anybody at a club, friend or not, without watching it be prepared because you have no idea what’s in it, but that’s more of a different issue.
I do believe that someone should of helped River. If my sources are correct River was in cardiac arrest for over 20 minutes before emergency services were called. Nobody called because they were worried how the tabloids would display him, which shouldn’t of been a priority. I also believe that someone should of helped him long before all this. Again, if I am correct, River tried cocaine for the first time when he was filming ‘Stand By Me’. (I am a little weary on my sources though) Even if that isn’t correct, I believe a little more effort should of been put into helping him, no matter when he started using drugs.
I suppose in the bottom line that River was a habitual drug user and while I would love to blame friends, family, the person who introduced him to the drugs, the person who gave him the speed ball, etc for his death, River took the drugs. While he’s my idol, I can’t really excuse his mistakes. I do wish he had gotten help and I do wish that he had been smarter and not taken the drink when he had a pretty good idea that it wasn’t your average drink, but none of that happened, and it was River’s responsibility more than anyone’s.
I was flipping through the book and got to the timeline of the night he died, and River Phoenix had no idea he was taking a speedball that would kill him. He simply took a drink from his friend and drank it, having a feeling it would not be anything innocent like ginger ale but drinking it anyway, unaware of it’s contents. I feel like people forget to mention this. I realize it doesn’t really matter, he was still a drug addict, but there ya go. In a documentary I watched they said he snorted it in the washroom, for christ ‘s sake.