They became itinerants, always drifting south when they finally came to rest in the Children of God commune in Caracas, Venezuela.
The children were sent into the street to sing or go hungry.
There, the dark-haired actor fell to the ground and went into seizures. Phoenix’s girlfriend, Mathis, was futilely banging her head against the wall; Joaquin kept insisting everything was fine.
Affleck was joined by his big brother, Ben Affleck, at the big event on Sunday.
On those nights, Depp had reduced the Viper Room to its essence: a party room for him and his celebrity pals,” Edwards reports.
Phoenix toted his guitar to the club that night, but his buddy Flea, of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, told him that all the space on the stage was taken, with Depp leading a roster of performers.
Only later did Depp learn that it was Phoenix who had died outside his club. Depp, who had friends in common with Phoenix, had it unhinged and sent to the Phoenixes in Florida.
Edwards layers “Last Night at The Viper Room,” with context threading a synopsis of Hollywood at the time throughout.