|I was eight years old when River died,|
and I don't remember ever knowing who he was,
because when you're eight, you worry about other things
like being able to pick out your own clothes,
and staying up a little later than your
little brothers could.
It's been seven years since Rio's death.
I figured out who he was by watching Stand By Me
and thought, hey that one looks good!
It's sad to know that someone that you laid
your eyes on, even for an hour or two, has gone.
River was a beautiful person, a talented actor and
musician and appeared to be a very loving, and sweet man.
Those who knew him will never forget him,
and those who loved him will never stop loving him,
family, friends and fans.
I'm sorry to say that I've been a fan of River's
for about a month now, and I'm still devastated about
the news of his death. It's heartbreaking
and the world will never forget River. Never.
|Kirsten Pearce - Newport, North Carolina,
February 12, 2000