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|Also Known As:||Died:||October 31, 1993|
|Born:||August 23, 1970||Cause of Death:||Morphine and Cocaine Overdose (Speedball)|
|Birth Place:||Madras, Oregon, USA||Profession:||Cast ...|
When the family left a missionary cult, they changed their last name to Phoenix to symbolize rebirth from the ashes.
Phoenix's first name comes from the river of life in Herman Hesse's novel, "Siddhartha" and middle name from the Beatles' song "Hey, Jude".
Phoenix celebrated his 21st birthday in a typically (for him) offbeat manner: "I went into a bar, showed the guy my I.D. and said I wanted an herb tea. I celebrated with a chamomile." --From the New York Post, September 12, 1991.
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