At the Time of His Death, River Phoenix was a Co-owner of the Club Where He was Shot.
Up until the year 2004, Johnny Depp shared ownership of the nightclub known as the Viper Room. This establishment was the setting for the fatal overdose in River Phoenix in 2004. The duration of Depp’s membership in the club extended up until that year. It came as a total and absolute surprise to Johnny Depp.
When he learned the tragic news that his close friend had passed away suddenly, he was overcome with grief. Because everything had come as a surprise to him, he felt compelled to reevaluate the way in which he went about having fun at parties in light of the fact that everything had surprised him.