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Phoenix's Death 'like losing a child'

March 17, 2009

"When River died, I quit."

Chris Snyder doesn't mince words, especially when he's talking about the sad death of US actor River Phoenix, his 'kid'.

Or River's actor-turned-rapper brother Joaquin, who has worried fans with his increasingly odd behaviour.

For years Snyder, a Hollywood manager and now author, has seen the human side to so many famous faces -- from their failures and addictions, to the reality of their frailties when they hit rock bottom. Read More