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September 14, 2009 5:52 PM   Subscribe

He had the time of his life Patrick Swayze dead at 57.
posted by champthom (48 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: Try harder! -- mathowie



 
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posted by Tesseractive at 5:53 PM on September 14, 2009


Thanks for everything, Julie Newmar.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 5:54 PM on September 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


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One of the ultimate 80's icons.
posted by kimdog at 5:54 PM on September 14, 2009


Pancreatic cancer is a bitch.

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posted by zardoz at 5:55 PM on September 14, 2009


Nobody puts Swayze in a coffin!
posted by Effigy2000 at 5:55 PM on September 14, 2009 [4 favorites]


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I never doubted his commitment to Sparkle Motion
posted by Brak at 5:55 PM on September 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


It's amazing, Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.
posted by mattdidthat at 5:56 PM on September 14, 2009


This one is identical to the one that got smacked down tho....
posted by Senor Cardgage at 5:56 PM on September 14, 2009


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posted by shiu mai baby at 5:56 PM on September 14, 2009


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posted by emeiji at 5:56 PM on September 14, 2009


I AM SAVING MY RAD SKATETOWN USA VIDEO FOR A PROPER POST PEOPLE!!!!
posted by Senor Cardgage at 5:56 PM on September 14, 2009


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posted by contessa at 5:56 PM on September 14, 2009


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A fine fine dancer.
Let's have a Patrick Swayze Christmas.
posted by JanetLand at 5:56 PM on September 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


You win the Swayze is dead post race!

Don Pardo tell champthom what he's won!
posted by eyeballkid at 5:56 PM on September 14, 2009


Oh come on. Make a little effort already.
posted by ooga_booga at 5:57 PM on September 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh, sad. He was so courageous and candid about his illness--I think he did a lot to put pancreatic cancer on people's radar in the US. My thoughts will be with his family and friends.
posted by Sidhedevil at 5:57 PM on September 14, 2009


eyeballkid, no they didn't. This is the second single-link obit on Swayze that I've seen. I hope it's only the second one posted.

Swayze deserves better.
posted by ooga_booga at 5:58 PM on September 14, 2009


Man. Can this year of death just end already?

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posted by dsword at 5:58 PM on September 14, 2009


Senor Cardgage: "This one is identical to the one that got smacked down tho...."

Mercury News vs The Beeb.

So, actually, worse.
posted by Joe Beese at 5:58 PM on September 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


Also, pretty lame obit post, fwiw. Man deserves better than a single MercNews link.
posted by shiu mai baby at 5:58 PM on September 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


This too shall be deleted.
posted by ob at 5:58 PM on September 14, 2009


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posted by kookaburra at 5:58 PM on September 14, 2009


actually the grocery store tabloids won the "Swayze is dead" contest about a year ago...

this post is about as meaningful...

I'm thinking we should just stop talking about dead people for a while....
posted by HuronBob at 5:59 PM on September 14, 2009


How about you complainers bring it to MetaTalk or STFU?

Rest in peace, Patrick.
posted by brain_drain at 5:59 PM on September 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


He had the gift. The gift of....blankness.

(I hope I'm not the only one that remembers that line.)
posted by DU at 6:00 PM on September 14, 2009


Please, sorry for the single link post. I'm just crazy for Swayze.
posted by champthom at 6:00 PM on September 14, 2009


Man. Can this year of death just end already?

A bunch of famous people are going to die next year, too. People die at about the same rate every year. Unless H1N1 turns out to be Captain Trips, the approximately same number of famous people are going to die next year as die this year.
posted by Sidhedevil at 6:00 PM on September 14, 2009 [2 favorites]


Or flag it and move on, brain_drain? Eat some of your own dog food, dude.
posted by ooga_booga at 6:00 PM on September 14, 2009


Please, sorry for the single link post. I'm just crazy for Swayze.

Obviously, and thank you for sharing your great knowledge of Patrick Swayze. Your post is truly a summation of his life and career. I've gained a lot of knowledge about this actor/entertainer from your research and carefully considered post.

What a great way to honor him!
posted by eyeballkid at 6:02 PM on September 14, 2009


Nobody ever wins a fight.
posted by mr_crash_davis mark II: Jazz Odyssey at 6:02 PM on September 14, 2009


Pain don't hurt.
posted by shammack at 6:03 PM on September 14, 2009 [1 favorite]


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posted by desjardins at 6:03 PM on September 14, 2009


Is that all the gusta you can musta?
posted by klangklangston at 6:04 PM on September 14, 2009


Well, here's the thread I was going to post:

with pancreatic cancer.

Premature rumors of Swayze's death have been circulating since a possibly doctored cover of the National Enquirer surfaced in April, in which photos supposedly depicting his dramatic weight loss startled former fans.

Swayze, perhaps best known for his movie roles in Dirty Dancing (in which his wife, Lisa Niemi, also appeared) and Ghost, had been been undergoing targeted radiotherapy, also known as Cyberknife, to combat the disease. Sadly, the cancer reportedly spread despite his treatment. Last Friday, the actor's brother flew in to "say good-bye".

At the time of his death, Swayze was working on the TV show The Beast.
posted by misha at 6:04 PM on September 14, 2009 [4 favorites]


Flagged. I was already sad. This post makes me sadder.
posted by Durn Bronzefist at 6:05 PM on September 14, 2009


misha, please make your FPP.
posted by ooga_booga at 6:05 PM on September 14, 2009


He had the time of his life

up until the pancreatic cancer part, maybe? after that, not so much.
quoting a theme song is an annoying way to memorialize a dead celebrity. See, e.g., "RIP Bea Arthur - thank you for being a friend."
posted by Saucy Intruder at 6:05 PM on September 14, 2009


Good work Misha but ideally could use some more stuff like his early dancing background and Renegades and Red Dawn and all that.
posted by Senor Cardgage at 6:05 PM on September 14, 2009


Misha, srsly. Go make your 100% superior-to-this-rubbish post so this one can be deleted already.
posted by elizardbits at 6:05 PM on September 14, 2009


I can't even begin to tell you how many times I've watched The Outsiders. That was my favorite movie when I was in middle school. Darry was the ultimate big brother to me. So sad to see Mr. Swayze go.
posted by FunkyHelix at 6:06 PM on September 14, 2009


I was really hoping he'd live long enough to play Ted Haggard in a made for TV movie. Thanks for Ghost, anyway.

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posted by Pope Guilty at 6:06 PM on September 14, 2009


Misha, please post that. It's way, way better.
posted by shiu mai baby at 6:06 PM on September 14, 2009


Red Webster: How long are you gonna be in town?
Dalton: Not very long.
Red Webster: That's what I said 25 years ago.
Dalton: Really? What happened?
Red Webster: I got married to an ugly woman. Don't ever do that. It just takes the energy right out of you. She left me, though. Found somebody even uglier than she was. That's life. Who can explain it?
posted by josher71 at 6:08 PM on September 14, 2009


Flagged.
posted by grouse at 6:08 PM on September 14, 2009


Fuck, just delete this.
posted by champthom at 6:08 PM on September 14, 2009


misha, your Dirty Dancing link goes to the Ghost imdb page. Also, please post yours instead.
posted by chiababe at 6:09 PM on September 14, 2009


All summer long I've waited for the hasty FFP about Courtney Love.

I'm still waiting.
posted by Tube at 6:11 PM on September 14, 2009


nthing that you should post yours misha. in fact, I hope that by the time I hit post on this comment the thread will have been deleted.

moment of truth...
posted by lalex at 6:11 PM on September 14, 2009


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