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The Legacy Of River Phoenix: 10 Things About The Late Actor You'll Wish You'd Known Sooner

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River Phoenix was talented actor who had legions of fans following his every move.He first showed up in Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, people became obsessed with him. After, he starred in Stand By Me, he was considered one of the biggest teen heartthrobs around.

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He lived a tragic life, dying at such a young age, but people have remained fascinated by his story. Here are 10 facts you probably didn't know about River Phoenix.

He was actually named River Jude Bottom when he was born

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His entire family changed their last name in the late 70s after their family left the 'Children of God' religion. They moved to Florida and went with Phoenix to represent how they rose from the ashes.

He has four siblings

Their names are Joaquin, Summer, Rain and Liberty.

He had a band with his sister Rain

The band was called Aleka's Attic

Two of his sisters named their sons after him

Liberty named her son Rio which is Spanish for River and Summer named her son Indiana because River played young Indiana Jones

The Red Hot Chili Peppers dedicated an album to him

Their hit album "One Hot Minute" is dedicated to the star.

They aren't the only ones to dedicate an album to the actor.

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