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Rodney Harvey

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Cause of death  Drug overdose
Role  actor
Name  Rodney Harvey

Years active  1985–1996
Occupation  Model, actor
Siblings  Eddie Harvey
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Full Name  Rodney Michael Harvey
Born  July 31, 1967 (age 30) (1967-07-31) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Resting place  Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
Movies and TV shows  My Own Private Idaho, Salsa, The Outsiders, Mixed Blood, Five Corners
Similar People  Boaz Davidson, Paul Morrissey, Gus Van Sant, Chuck Vincent, Bruce Weber
DIed  April 11, 1998 (aged 30), Los Angeles, California, United States

Rodney harvey

Rodney Michael Harvey (July 31, 1967 – April 11, 1998) was an American actor and model.


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Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Harvey was discovered by director Paul Morrissey in 1984. Morrissey cast Harvey in two of his films Mixed Blood (1985) and Spike of Bensonhurst (1988). After signing with an agent, Harvey moved to Los Angeles where he continued acting and also began modeling. He appeared in a layout for Life magazine featuring Madonna photographed by Bruce Weber, and worked for Calvin Klein.

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In 1990, he landed the role of Sodapop Curtis in the Fox series The Outsiders. After the series ended after one season, Harvey guest starred on Twin Peaks, followed by a role in the Gus Van Sant film My Own Private Idaho. He made his last onscreen appearance in 1996 with a role in drama God's Lonely Man.


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During the making of My Own Private Idaho, Harvey began using heroin. After several stints in jail and attempts to get clean, he died of a heroin and cocaine overdose on April 11, 1998 at the Hotel Barbizon in Los Angeles.

Rodney Harvey wearing a white shirt and a necklace.

After his death, photos of him in the depths of heroin addiction appeared in an Office of Drug Control Policy (Partnership for a Drug-Free America) public service announcement.

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