|River was a wonderful man,|
he had a great talent in acting and music
and I miss him terribly but I know that now he is in
a better place away from all the horrible things
that go on in this world.
I first saw River in Stand By Me and thought immediately
he was one of the greatest actors I have ever seen,
I followed River's career after that;
my favorite of his films were
Running on Empty, Stand By Me and My Own Private Idaho.
On October 31, 1993 I heard on the news that
River had passed on due to drugs.
I was shocked. I thought "How could it be??"
but it was and it hit me like a knife in the back.
It was like I lost someone very close to me.
I cried and I cried for days part of me in shock
and the other part of me not believing
that it had happened.
I will always remember River as a wonderful man,
actor, and musician and not a man who
perished due to drugs.
|Kristin - Manhasset, New York,
February 17, 1998