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Patrick Swayze dies at 57

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posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:01 PM
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Patrick Swayze dies at 57


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'Dirty Dancing' star Patrick Swayze dies at 57
(AP) – 29 minutes ago

LOS ANGELES — Patrick Swayze, the hunky actor who danced his way into viewers' hearts with "Dirty Dancing" and then broke them with "Ghost," died Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

"Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months," said a statement released Monday evening by his publicist, Annett Wolf. No other det
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posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:01 PM
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He had kept working despite the diagnosis, putting together a memoir with his wife and shooting "The Beast," an A&E drama series for which he had already made the pilot. It drew a respectable 1.3 million viewers when the 13 episodes ran in 2009, but A&E said it had reluctantly decided not to renew it for a second season.

Swayze said he opted not to use painkilling drugs while making "The Beast" because they would have taken the edge off his performance. He acknowledged that time might be running out given the grim nature of the disease.

When he first went public with the illness, some reports gave him only weeks to live, but his doctor said his situation was "considerably more optimistic" than that.

"I'd say five years is pretty wishful thinking," Swayze told ABC's Barbara Walters in early 2009. "Two years seems likely if you're going to believe statistics. I want to last until they find a cure, which means I'd better get a fire under it."

A three-time Golden Globe nominee, Swayze became a star with his performance as the misunderstood bad-boy Johnny Castle in "Dirty Dancing." As the son of a choreographer who began his career in musical theater, he seemed a natural to play the role.

A coming-of-age romance starring Jennifer Grey as an idealistic young woman on vacation with her family and Swayze as the Catskills resort's sexy (and much older) dance instructor, the film made great use of both his grace on his feet and his muscular physique.

It became an international phenomenon in the summer of 1987, spawning albums, an Oscar-winning hit song in "(I've Had) the Time of My Life," stage productions and a sequel, 2004's "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights," in which he made a cameo.

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posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:44 PM
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Just to pay respect,
R.I.P. Patrick.

[edit on 14-9-2009 by smurfy]



posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 08:56 PM
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R.I.P.

Adding more words because post is too short.



posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 09:20 PM
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R.I.P.

gotta watch Point Break and Roadhouse in tribute



posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 10:13 PM
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RIP.

Knew it was going to happen, but still a suprise to hear it on the news.



posted on Sep, 14 2009 @ 10:27 PM
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I just found out and i'm very upset.



Its just too bad. Such a talent, and my favorite movie of all times "Dirty Dancing" will always be in my heart. Theres so little offered now in the way of real entertainment.....:shk:

R.I.P. Patrick and this girl here loved you.



posted on Sep, 15 2009 @ 07:55 AM
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Feel your breath of my face
Your body close to me
Can't look in the mirror
Your all that I seeee

Dirty Dancing, guilty pleasure and so is She's like the Wind

Road House, another guilty pleaseure, best tough man quote said by the main bad guy. "I used to F guys like you in Prison"


Youngblood, I started playing hockey because of this movie.

Outsiders, what can I say, I am re-renting it off Netflix.

Red Dawn, "wolverines!"

One of the funniest SNL skits of all time, the Patrick Swayze and Chris Farley chippendales. Strange that both of these guys are dead.



posted on Sep, 20 2009 @ 02:05 AM
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Kanye, get out of there! How rude!

RIP Patrick Swayze. You will be missed.



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