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'Dirty Dancing' star Patrick Swayze at 57 (Died)
AP via Breitbart ^ | September 14, 2009 | N/A

Posted on 09/14/2009 5:14:42 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar

Patrick Swayze has died after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Swayze's publicist Annett Wolf says the 57-year-old "Dirty Dancing" actor died Monday with family at his side. He came forward about his illness last spring, but continued working as he underwent treatments. It was 1987 when Swayze became a star with his performance in "Dirty Dancing," a coming-of-age story set in a Catskills resort. The 1990 film "Ghost" cemented his status as a screen favorite.

Swayze played a murdered man trying to communicate with his fiancee through a spirit played by Whoopi Goldberg.

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Rest in Peace.
1 posted on 09/14/2009 5:14:42 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

The powers that be pulled my thread. Don’t know why.


2 posted on 09/14/2009 5:15:25 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Jet Jaguar

How sad.


3 posted on 09/14/2009 5:15:46 PM PDT by old and cranky (You! Out Of The Gene Pool - Now!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

...I liked him...he seemed like a good guy.


4 posted on 09/14/2009 5:16:25 PM PDT by STONEWALLS
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To: Jet Jaguar

RIP, Mr Swayze. This makes me so sad.


5 posted on 09/14/2009 5:16:25 PM PDT by Infidel Heather (In God I trust, not the Government.)
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To: old and cranky

I loved him in North and South.


6 posted on 09/14/2009 5:16:55 PM PDT by techno
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To: Jet Jaguar

Good guy, good actor. RIP


7 posted on 09/14/2009 5:17:12 PM PDT by AFreeBird
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To: Orange1998

I saw it and was responding with this, another, source. And the message was thread pulled. No reason.


8 posted on 09/14/2009 5:17:25 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I really liked this guy and I’m sad to see him leave us. Two of my favorite films: Red Dawn and To Wong Foo.


9 posted on 09/14/2009 5:17:44 PM PDT by sand lake bar (Take that thing off your head and act like an American!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

10 posted on 09/14/2009 5:17:48 PM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Jet Jaguar
God bless Patrick Swayze and his family and friends.
11 posted on 09/14/2009 5:17:55 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Jet Jaguar

RIP.

Isn’t two years a really long time to live with pancreatic cancer?


12 posted on 09/14/2009 5:19:02 PM PDT by ReagansShinyHair
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To: Jet Jaguar

Maybe because we don’t need 75 threads??


13 posted on 09/14/2009 5:19:27 PM PDT by djf (I ain't got time to read all the whines!!!)
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To: Jet Jaguar

I just lost a good friend to pancreatic cancer. He went very fast, Patrick Swayze put up a brave fight.


14 posted on 09/14/2009 5:19:36 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Jet Jaguar

“through a spirit played by Whoopi Goldberg”

huh? - Whoopi was the medium


15 posted on 09/14/2009 5:19:49 PM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: STONEWALLS

Me, too. I enjoyed Ghost but I like anything to do with the paranormal.


16 posted on 09/14/2009 5:19:52 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Prayers for his wife, family and loved ones.

He was one of the few in Hollywood that was loyal to his wife and a decent man.


17 posted on 09/14/2009 5:19:56 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Jet Jaguar
A very talented actor in a variety of rolls. May he rest in peace.
18 posted on 09/14/2009 5:20:01 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (Remember. There's no "U" in Government.)
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To: GOP_Lady

He really fought that cancer... RIP sir.


19 posted on 09/14/2009 5:20:19 PM PDT by Mmogamer (<This space for lease>)
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To: Jet Jaguar

How sad indeed. :(


20 posted on 09/14/2009 5:20:40 PM PDT by pnh102 (Regarding liberalism, always attribute to malice what you think can be explained by stupidity. - Me)
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To: Revelation 911

I know.

AP...


21 posted on 09/14/2009 5:20:40 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Way too young. RIP.


22 posted on 09/14/2009 5:20:48 PM PDT by Diverdogz
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To: Jet Jaguar

He was tougher than I would have given him credit for....put up a good fight....RIP.


23 posted on 09/14/2009 5:20:51 PM PDT by wtc911 ("How you gonna get back down that hill?")
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To: techno

I loved him in Red Dawn


24 posted on 09/14/2009 5:20:56 PM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: ReagansShinyHair

“Isn’t two years a really long time to live with pancreatic cancer?”

Yes.

Hiw will and love of life kept him going.


25 posted on 09/14/2009 5:21:09 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Hometown boy done good. I loved Patrick and my prayers go out to Lisa and his family. RIP.......you fought a good fight. :(


26 posted on 09/14/2009 5:21:11 PM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

Goin’ to the roadhouse, gonna have a real good time...


27 posted on 09/14/2009 5:21:20 PM PDT by NeoConfederate
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To: ReagansShinyHair

I think so. A friend died after a few months. Guess it really depends on how fast it advances.


28 posted on 09/14/2009 5:21:42 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: Mmogamer

He sure did. I will miss his wonderful smile.

He seemed like such a great guy.


29 posted on 09/14/2009 5:22:55 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: djf; Orange1998

I think Orange1998 posted the first thread. It was still unconfirmed.


30 posted on 09/14/2009 5:22:58 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (A mob of one.)
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To: sand lake bar

“To Wong Foo”

This movie was out for a long time, but I ignored it because I thought it would be stupid. I finally watched it and LOVED it. I forgot Patrick was a dude, he was so good. God bless his family, he will be missed.


31 posted on 09/14/2009 5:23:43 PM PDT by beefree
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To: Jet Jaguar

How very sad. He seemed like such a good guy. Loved ‘Dirty Dancing’, cheesy though it may have been.


32 posted on 09/14/2009 5:23:56 PM PDT by BoomerBabe
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To: BradtotheBone

Long Live Red Dawn....(and not the remake set in Spokane (filmed in Detroit))

33 posted on 09/14/2009 5:24:19 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: windcliff; stylecouncilor

ping


34 posted on 09/14/2009 5:24:40 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: BurbankKarl

OH MAN I have major crush on Patrick in Red Dawn also Dirty Dancing


35 posted on 09/14/2009 5:25:25 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: Jet Jaguar

Loved him in North and South (my favorite mini-series). I also loved him in Red Dawn, a great 1980s piece of Americana. So sad. RIP.


36 posted on 09/14/2009 5:28:20 PM PDT by chippewaman
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To: SevenofNine

Red Dawn (Powers Boothe was also great in it) was one of my favorite all-time movies. Patrick Swayze could fight, he could dance, he was acrobatic, he stuck with the same lady, he outlasted pancreatic cancer longer than most do, and he seemed to love life. Unlike most of Hollywood (and I don’t wish them ill) he will be missed in my house.


37 posted on 09/14/2009 5:29:07 PM PDT by laconic
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To: Jet Jaguar

Condolences to Patrick Swayze’s family and friends. R.I.P., sir.


38 posted on 09/14/2009 5:29:59 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: Jet Jaguar

Well we knew it was coming but still a sad day.

Guess I’ll have to have a Patrick Swayze action movie marathon this weekend.


39 posted on 09/14/2009 5:30:06 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

The man was a real athlete. I loved his dancing.
R.I.P.


40 posted on 09/14/2009 5:30:10 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: sand lake bar; beefree

Drag queens - Ick.


41 posted on 09/14/2009 5:32:32 PM PDT by donna
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To: Orange1998
"The powers that be pulled my thread. Don’t know why."

This thread has been pulled.
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Patrick Swayze Dies... Developing...

Posted on 09/14/2009 5:08:12 PM PDT by Orange1998

prayers.



42 posted on 09/14/2009 5:33:49 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: Jet Jaguar

Its ok. I would like to take moment to thank Patrick for all the good times he shared with us. He was truly an outstanding person. Born in our town.... Houston.


43 posted on 09/14/2009 5:34:24 PM PDT by Orange1998
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To: Jet Jaguar

Rest in Peace, Mr. Swayze.


44 posted on 09/14/2009 5:34:27 PM PDT by DemforBush (Somebody wake me when sanity has returned to the nation.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

He fought the good fight, pancreatic cancer is about the toughest thing anyone will face in this world. RIP Patrick.


45 posted on 09/14/2009 5:34:53 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Jet Jaguar

My fav’s were Dirty Dancing and Black Dog ....


46 posted on 09/14/2009 5:35:31 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Jet Jaguar

... and a pilot ...


47 posted on 09/14/2009 5:36:30 PM PDT by SkyDancer ('Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not..' ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: SkyDancer

And a Texan


48 posted on 09/14/2009 5:37:09 PM PDT by isthisnickcool (GIVE ME YOUR MONEY B***!! - President Obama)
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To: Jet Jaguar

A heartfelt Rest in Peace to America’s toughest bouncer and dirtiest dancer of them all.


49 posted on 09/14/2009 5:37:38 PM PDT by jpl
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To: techno

I loved him in The Beast.


50 posted on 09/14/2009 5:38:15 PM PDT by jackv (The darkness hates the light!)
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