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"We came from very different families, but perhaps there were some broken parts in each other we recognized.

We found safe harbor." "We just hung out with his siblings and got to be kids," she said of her time with Phoenix.

At the time, 23-year-old Phoenix was one of the most famous young movie stars in the world, a respected actor with a pristine public image: a hippie vegan pacifist, beloved by all who knew and worked with him. Phoenix was a frustrated rock star and, in the days leading up to his death, he’d holed up with Red Hot Chili Peppers’ guitarist John Frusciante and embarked on a massive drug binge.

"I knew he was high that night," Mathis said of Phoenix, "but the heroin that killed him didn't happen until he was in The Viper Room.

Mathis to this day remembers Phoenix as "sensitive and obsessive.

He felt things on his heart very deeply." She ended her recollections with a wistful thought about who River Phoenix would be if he were still alive today: "I'm looking at a photo of him now [...].

Now one of the last people to see Phoenix alive that night recounts what happened.

In his forthcoming book “Running with Monsters,” former Thelonious Monster frontman and “Celebrity Rehab” therapist Bob Forrest writes about his friend Phoenix’s downward spiral and sudden death.

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