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Samantha Mathis Speaks Out About the Night Boyfriend River Phoenix Died 25 Years Later

Samantha Mathis Speaks Out About the Night Boyfriend River Phoenix Died 25 Years Later

Samantha Mathis is opening up about the tragic night her boyfriend, actor River Phoenix, died in 1993 on Halloween at the age of 23.

The American Psycho actress was with Phoenix and his younger brother Joaquin Phoenix when the Running on Empty actor died of a drug overdose outside of the Viper Room in Los Angeles.

Mathis, 48, told The Guardian in a phone interview that she accompanied Phoenix to the Viper Room, a Los Angeles club then-owned by Johnny Depp.

The actress said she thought they were there to drop off his siblings “but when we arrived he said to me, ‘Oh,

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