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Monday, September 14, 2009

Patrick Swayze has passed away

The very sad news breaking this hour that Patrick Swayze has died at age 57 following a long and hard struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Swayze was no doubt one of the more versatile actors of the past few decades. He shined in every told that he took (yeah even as a drag queen in To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar: a film that I will admit to having watched once and that was quite enough thank you). Most people will remember him from Dirty Dancing and Ghost. My personal favorite Patrick Swayze films are probably Red Dawn, Road House and Point Break: to those movies Swayze especially brought rare gravitas and charisma along with his abilities as an action-oriented actor. And though I never got to meet him, those who were honored to know him have reported that Swayze was nothing other than a fine gentleman and class act all around.

Thoughts and prayers going out to his family tonight.


Anonymous said...

pancreatic cancer killed my mother-in-law. Cancer is indeed a bitch. In the worst sense of the word.

vibaku said...

God bless his soul! RIP Patrick I will always cherish you in Ghost! The movie that etched in my head during my childhood years. And the theme song was not going out too.

Amy said...

Very sad to hear the news, I offer my prayers and condolences to the family. He will be missed by everyone.

Anonymous said...


R.I.P. sir.

jessicaash@aol.com said...

You've got some serious issues, dude. Swayze took the role in "Too Wong Foo..." to prove his capabilities as an actor, and because he was tired of being stereotyped as a jock sex symbol. He brought dignity to the role and demonstrated the strength it takes to be transgendered.

He also proved it takes real cajones to dress like you don't have any.

R.I.P Vida

jadejohn said...

This is a terrible loss, for his wife-first, then for his extended family and friends, then for Hollywood. He was a great actor and now cancer took his life. Well, life is short and the unexpected does happen!