In memory of what would have been River Phoenix's 42nd birthday, we've gathered a collection of rare photos that best captures the late actor's free spirit. The star of the coming-of-age film Stand By Me and adult-oriented performances in My Own Private Idaho and Running on Empty brought Phoenix into the spotlight, where he remained until a tragic drug-induced heart attack took his life outside of the The Viper Room night club in West Hollywood at the age of 23. In celebration of our favorite childhood actor, join us for an unparalleled look at the career of River Jude Phoenix. RIP! [FYRP]