"There's a river, born to be a giver, Keep you warm, won't let you shiver, His heart is never going to wither, Come on everybody, time to deliver."
River's verse in 'GIVE IT AWAY' by THE RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS
"All I can say is that, I’ve never felt a thing like that before in my life, I was very sad. Something beyond sad - I don’t know what it is, you just sob and sob for hours. River was a remarkable artist and a rare human being. I miss him every day."
"River was one of the kindest people I have ever met in my life. When I think about River, I don't think about his death. I don't get sad about it, I think about how incredibly fortunate I was to be friends with a person who looked inside me and saw things that no-one else ever saw before."
"River was good, and he had so much talent within him to share with the world, so many characters to play, songs to sing, and stories to tell … and we’ll never get to experience any of them - that makes me sad. When I think of him, I remember the 16 year-old who I looked up to, who taught me chords on his guitar and played video games with me while we listened to music on a tiny mid-80s boom box in Oregon. I miss him, or at least the memory I have of him. He was good people, and he left us far too soon."
"I liked River Phoenix so much, and he passed at such an early age - he was one of those wonderful young actors. He couldn't have been more than 13 or 14 at the time (we made Stand By Me) and he was the one that would call you in your room every night and go, 'Do you mind running over lines with me for this scene?' He loved it so much and you could just see that he was going to be a really special actor. Every time I think about the film, I get very sad about not having him around."
FAN MESSAGES LUISINA, BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA River siempre en nuestro corazones !!!!!! es la forma de que siempre esté con nosotros, con nuestro recuerdo siempre va a perdurar. Translation: River always in our hearts!! You are always with us, our memories will last forever. MARINA, UKRAINE Miss you River. LINDSEY, UK I miss you, everyday. River - You are continually missed, always loved, and forever in our thoughts and hearts. LESLEY, NORTH CAROLINA, USA You are missed so very much. Wish you were still here with us.
INGRID, PUERTO MONTT, CHILE River siempre te recordare. Translation: River always remember you. WENDY, PARIS Dearly missed. NUTDORA, THAILAND I miss you. RUSLAN, RUSSIA Thank you River. We remember you. ROCIO PHOENIX, MADRID, SPAIN I can´t explain how I feel, but I can say that becoming a fan of him was the most magical thing I've ever lived in my life. I think he is still here with all of us trying to help people every single day. RIVER FOREVER.