|My name is Ivan Picado. I've been an admirer|
and fan of River's. He's from my generation
and he's been my favorite all time actor.
I've seen his movies and he was the most talented
young actor I ever saw. I've been so touched by his death.
I rememeber watching the amazing Stand By Me movie and movies
like Explorers and My Own Private Idaho with my friends.
Every movie seemed to have a special meaning.
It's been nearly ten years since his death
and I really miss him. He fought for what he believed in.
His passion for animals and the environment was amazing.
It's difficult trying to follow in his footsteps
however, I try to make this world a better place to
live in everyday by caring about what's important.
River, thank you for being a part of this world
and for influencing and touching so many lives.
I still can't believe that it's been 10 years
since your passing. It's difficult for me to understand
why such a great person had to die.
His life was interesting and rich in meaning!
I hope people will keep on learning from you in the future.
Miss you my spiritual friend.
|Ivan Picado - Minnesota,
September 20, 2003