(1970-1993) – Dead at 23 from an overdose of cocaine and heroin, the older brother of Oscar nominee Joaquin Phoenix appeared in Sam Shepard’s 1994 art-house Western Silent Tongue. Last week, director George Sluizer announced that a reconstructed version of the uncompleted Dark Blood, which Phoenix was shooting at the time of his death, would premiere before an invitation-only audience at the Netherlands Film Festival on September 27.
(1929-1982) – The star of TV’s Combat! was killed, along with two child actors, when a helicopter crashed on to them in an on-set accident while shooting
The overall scene, though not the filmed crash itself, remained in the movie.
(1938-1981) – After her mysterious death by apparent drowning – the cause of which was changed from “accident” to “undetermined’’ last month – the actress starred in the science-fiction movie Brainstorm, released nearly two years later.