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RIP Patrick Swayze

The best way I can think of to pay tribute the late Patrick Swayze is to encourage you to read this great article from Noel Murray at The Onion A.V. Club. It was published in 2007 prior to the disclosure of Swayze’s battle with cancer, but the wisdom derived from his legacy holds true.

September 14, 2009 - Posted by | Internet, Movies, News, Technology | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I will always remember Patrick Swayze’s performances in “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost.”

    Comment by Pierre | September 14, 2009

  2. Keep on dancing, Johnny Castle! What footwork all his inspired career and life long. — BadWitch

    Comment by BadWitch | September 14, 2009

  3. My daughter broke into tears when we told her. Dirty Dancing is her favorit movie.

    Comment by mobilebl | September 14, 2009

  4. Another talented star gone. May he rest in peace and may his death be an inspiration in finding a cure for pancreatic cancer. As he said earlier this year “I want to last until they find a cure, which means I’d better get a fire under it.”

    Comment by cb on bonanzle | September 15, 2009

  5. Instead of the government giving all these bailouts why is there not more done for cancer research. There is a private war going on its called cancer. We were all praying for Patric to have a better outcome. He is in heaven dancing with the angels. God bless him and his wife. We are all sad to hear of his death. It is a sad day.

    Comment by maryd | September 15, 2009

  6. Thanks for this post and thanks in particular for the link to the av club article. It was brilliant. Although I didn’t follow his career as much as perhaps I should’ve done, I know he left a legacy of work which will be of comfort to all those who mourn him at this time. At least he can rest easy now.

    Comment by pie | September 15, 2009

  7. I realized there was one more video that needed to be included here. It’s the classic SNL sketch with Swayze and Farley competing for a job at Chippendale’s. Enjoy.

    Comment by kingoftelevision | September 15, 2009

  8. OMG he died? I didn’t know dat. Shoulda read the paper. R.I.P

    Comment by darksoulknight | September 15, 2009

  9. Lovely article from Noel Murray, thanks for the link. I was devastated to hear the news.

    Comment by Digital Dame | September 15, 2009

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