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Patrick Swayze takes a final bow

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Patrick Swayze

Ladies and Gentlemen I am afraid it is confirmed this time.  Patrick Swayze has finally lost his valient fight against Pancreatic cancer.

He passed away late last night with his wife Lisa at his side.

Patrick was best known for his lead role in Dirty Dancing that turned him into an icon overnight.  His picture became a permanent fixture in teenage girl’s bedrooms in the mid eighties.  It was expected that the film would be shown in cinemas for one weekend then go straight to video.  Instead it became a box-office smash that still captivates a certain generation of women.  His later films fared less well, with the exception of Ghost.

In an age when bad behaviour among celebrities is considered acceptable, Patrick remained calm and always a Gentleman.  He was incredibly faithful to his dancer wife throughout his whole life.

In addition to acting and dancing he also managed a horse ranch and he was an expert horseman.

He was 57 years old.

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Written by Nick Gilmartin

September 15, 2009 at 9:48 am

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