Death Wish!

River Phoenix’s Drug Hell — Addict’s Dealer Tells All

The four-year binge that left troubled star dying on a Hollywood sidewalk!

River Phoenix lectured the world about the evils of meat and people in Hollywood “who don’t have their heads in the right place” — but spent four years binging on drugs before dying on the sidewalks of Los Angeles as he joined the ranks of celebrity drug overdoses. The doomed star’s longtime drug dealer spoke out to The National ENQUIRER after the horrific death of River outside of Johnny Depp’s popular Viper Room in the early hours of October 31, 1993 — saying: “I tried to warn River that he shouldn’t mix heroin and cocaine.” Struggling drummer Rick Riojas added: “I tried my hardest to convince him that it was a bad idea. I guess he thought he was young and indestructible, that the drugs wouldn’t kill him!”