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Philip Seymour Hoffman died after shooting 'speedball,' ME says

Philip Seymour Hoffman died after shooting 'speedball,' ME says

NEW YORK, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a lethal injection of heroin, cocaine, enzodiazepines and amphetamines, New York officials said.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012.
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Premiere set for River Phoenix's last film

Premiere set for River Phoenix's last film

NEW YORK, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- "Dark Blood," a movie actor River Phoenix made before his 1993 death from drug-induced heart failure, is to premiere at the Netherlands Film Festival Sept. 27.

Speedball beer pulled from shelves

GLASGOW, Scotland, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Scottish regulators said Speedball beer is being removed from stores after complaints that the name glamorizes illegal drug use.
Joaquin Phoenix quits acting

Joaquin Phoenix quits acting

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Joaquin Phoenix, who earned an Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Johnny Cash in "Walk the Line," says he is giving up acting so he can focus on his music.

Affleck and Phoenix marry

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., June 6 (UPI) -- After getting engaged in New York City in 2003, actor Casey Affleck and his fiancee Summer Phoenix married over the weekend, a report says.

Joaquin Phoenix checks into alcohol rehab

HOLLYWOOD, April 13 (UPI) -- Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix has checked himself into an undisclosed rehabilitation facility to kick his alcohol habit, E! Online reported Wednesday. The 29-year-old lost his famous brother, actor River Phoenix, to a drug overdose after a night o

Suicide of Children of God's heir apparent

TUCSON, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The heir apparent of an international religious cult committed suicide after revealing he stabbed one of his former nannies to death in Arizona.

Johnny Depp gives up share in Viper Room

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Actor Johnny Depp has handed over his share of a trendy Los Angeles nightclub to the daughter of his ex-partner who disappeared two years ago.

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for April 19-25.
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include Abba's Bjorn Ulvaeus, who was born in 1945 (age 58); Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival also in 1945 (age 58); Left Banke keyboardist Michael Brown in 1949 (age 54); the Average White Band's Steve Ferrone in 1950 (age 53);
By United Press International

Today in Music: a look back at pop music

Today's birthdays include the late Frank Zappa, who was born in 1940; Ray Hildebrand, "Paul" of the duo Paul and Paula, also in 1940 (age 62); Albert Lee in 1943 (age 59); Beach Boy guitarist Carl Wilson in 1946; and Betty Wright in 1953 (age 49).
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Today in Music: a look back at pop music

The weekly UPI Today in Music package for Dec. 21-27.
By United Press International

Today In Music: A look back at pop music

(April 25) Today's birthdays include Abba's Bjorn Ulvaeus, who was born in 1945 (age 57); Stu Cook of Creedence Clearwater Revival also in 1945 (age 57); Left Banke keyboardist Michael Brown in 1949 (age 53); ...
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River Jude Phoenix (August 23, 1970 – October 31, 1993) was an American film actor and teen icon. He was the oldest brother of actors Rain, Joaquin, Liberty, and Summer Phoenix.

Phoenix began acting at age 10 in television commercials. He appeared in diverse roles, making his first notable appearance in the 1986 film Stand by Me, a well-received coming-of-age film based on a novella by Stephen King. Phoenix made a transition into more adult-oriented roles with Running on Empty (1988), playing the son of fugitive parents in a well-received performance that earned him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination, and My Own Private Idaho (1991), playing a gay hustler in search of his estranged mother. For his performance in the latter, Phoenix garnered enormous praise and won a Volpi Cup at the Venice Film Festival, along with Best Actor from the National Society of Film Critics. He was listed by John Willis as one of twelve "promising new actors of 1986".

On October 31, 1993, Phoenix died of a drug overdose on the sidewalk outside the West Hollywood nightclub The Viper Room.

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