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Happy Birthday River! You truely are inspirational. You were a musical genius aswell as a brilliant actor. I will always remember you. R.I.P <3 xxx
LAUREN GRAHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - PHOTO 1
Happy Birthday River. I love you, and I miss you. I hope you are having a great time in Heaven. I really miss you. Happy Birthday beautiful! :( R.I.P. <3
ALISON TROWBRIDGE, UNITED STATES (19) - PHOTO 2
I wish the two of us could have shared the weight of the world. I wish our thoughts, hopes, dreams and fears could have melted together . I miss your being.
JULIE KRISTENSEN, DENMARK (29) - PHOTO 3
Wish you were still here to celebrate with us!
DIANA, THE NETHERLANDS (30) - PHOTO 4
An artistic relic and a beautiful creation. Forty years old already! I don't want to mingle on the subject of death on such an occasion, but I was born seven months after River's death, and so he's always been but a 'memory' to me, and always twenty-three: Forty is a fabulous age, but it's nice to think that River shall be forever young as a fantastic, inspiring memory; and his life has been such a strong inspiration to my own. I can't thank him enough for being who he was and doing what he did. He deserves the best ever birthday and I think it's great that fans like us are celebrating like this and keeping him in people's minds. ...40 years - I can't believe it!
LIAM R. FINDLAY, UNITED KINGDOM (16) - PHOTO 5
I want to say that I want to be with you in changing the world to make it a better place, you are there and will always stay in my heart. Happy Birthday, good things will never end.
MABEL GREEN, CHINA (18) - PHOTO 6
River - Happy 40th Birthday! I miss you and I love you. Because of you I changed my way of life and got more carefullness of all living beings, I love hugging trees now. So I hope your soul rest in peace forever, and have a great Birthday, however that might looks in heaven. :D Kisses, Mel ;)
MELANIE SCHMIDT, GERMANY (19) - PHOTO 7
Happy Birthday beautiful River wherever you may be!! Age is just a detail, but this day marks the day you were born, you were a special soul, charismatic and talented. I wish you had not gone, but i keep you alive with your movies, music and message. I wish I had met you, maybe someday. So all my love and best wishes to you Riv, Stand By Me forever!! God Bless You!!!
FABIOLA G. SANTIAGO, CHILE (22) - PHOTO 8
Happy Birthday River! Another 23rd August without you... I wish you were here to celebrate it with us, but I know you're fine wherever you are, because you really deserve it. Have a wonderful day. I love you so much.
CARLA, SPAIN (18) - PHOTO 9
River, Happy birthday love. Wish you were still in here. I cant describe how much I love you and I cant define how much I care about you. You've changed me, changed my soul. Thank you for everything. You'll never be forgotten, ever. I'll love you forever. Happy birthday again.
NIL ENKAVI, TURKEY (18) - PHOTO 10
Happy 40th Rio! We Love and miss you. *Rest In Peace*
DEANNA, UNITED STATES (14)
I remember the first time I saw you. The first scene of My Own Private Idaho. You appeared. I was just amazed by you. I couldn't understand how someone could be this beautiful. That moment, my life changed. I also remember searching you up on the internet after the movie finished and I learned that you were not in this world anymore. It was such a big disappoinment for me because I hadn't felt this way about someone ever. It was not because of your looks, at first it was but that started to change as i was watching My Own Private Idaho. I fell in love with your acting abilities as well. I couldn't stop thinking about you. I bought all your movies, listened to every song you made, looked at all your pictures. I cried for hours. Sometimes I even talked with you. I tried to change my lifestyle, you opened up my eyes to so many things. You made me realize that we can do something to change this world. You were only one person and you inspired so many people and you affected them all in a good way. You were so kind, gentle. It hurts a lot to think that somebody like you had been taken away from this world. You had so much love to give, so many things to do. You made a difference. Every day I try to be worthy of you. Sometimes I feel like you are next to me. I feel your presence. You made my life better, I cannot thank you enough for that. You are very special to me. I'm just glad that someone like you ever existed. And I also know that there won't be anyone like you. I cannot compare you to anyone. You were unique in every way. I just wish that there is an afterworld so I can be with you there or just talk with you. Seeing you would be enough also.
Happy birthday River. You will always be my favourite person. I love you.
IRMAK BUYUKUTKU, ANKARA, TURKEY (19)
Happy Birthday River Phoenix, I wish you were here with us today, you had so much to live for. I'll never forget you, and thank you for being who you are even till today. Through you I have learned about the world, environment, vegetarianism, which I have given a try and I'll tell you, I have never felt better. Thank you River, may you rest in peace and I hope we meet one of these days.
SONIA AMMAR, CANADA (17)
Happy 40th birthday to a beautiful human being who was taken away to soon.
CARISA, UNITED STATES (22)
Que você esteja finalmente em paz e feliz. Deus te abençoe!
Translation: You are finally at peace and happy. God bless!
GUANUMBI, BRAZIL (23)
The truth is River touched so many people through his art and by just being the soul that he was. If I had the chance to tell River anything, I think it would simply be thank you. Thank you for help me to me for whatever that's worth and thank you for being such a great teacher throughout my life. I am never alone when I feel your presence on screen . Compassion flows throughout your body of work and it lives on in everyone you touched on and off screen. It is obvious you were here to teach us all something. For me, it was that we are all connected in a massive way. For that, you are and always will be my brother and I love you. That is why I named my son after you. As for you, the other fans who may read this comment know that what River Phoenix really left to us all was a responsability to treat each other like the human family we are and to be compassionate towards other living things. That's the message he believed in, that is also the message of Sidhartha (the river of life) from which he was named. Now, It is our turn to water the seeds of compassion with love, and place that love in the hearts of others. Like he has done for us. I know he was just normal human being who screwed up in the end. But maybe, just maybe, we can take what he taught us and do better. I didn't know River personally, but my guess is that's what he would want. We all know he hated being idolized in the physical material world. So, if we must idolize him at all, let his soul work be our example.
Peace and love to all who come here to the River wall ~ Mel.
MELISSA, UNITED STATES (31)
HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY RIVER JUDE PHOENIX
23 AUGUST 2010