|I was fairly young when River|
was an up and coming young actor.
I was just being exposed to his brilliance.
I, as well as the rest of the world,
was devastated when he succumbed
to the evils of drugs.
He has left behind the few great works
he was able to do in his all too short life.
We all know that his talent was cut short;
he could have done so much more.
Even though he left the Earth,
he will always be with us in spirit,
and future generations will be able to see
just how great an actor and a human being he was.
|Sarah Mellows - Marshalltown, Iowa,
June 22, 1998