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Posted by on Sep 15, 2009 in Current Events, Entertainment, JoBra | 3 comments

Patrick Swayze Dies

Actor Patrick Swayze, star of the movie hits “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost” has died of pancreatic cancer at age 57.

In his own words:

I have a great deal of faith in faith; if you believe something strongly enough, it becomes true for you. I would like to believe that my father is right here with me in this room and that he’s my guardian angel, that there’s life after death — because if there isn’t, why are we here?

I don’t believe that just flesh and bones can contain from the point of view of physics this very real recorded energy inside of us. Whether it’s true or not, we need to believe it.

Swayze’s publicist announced his death Monday, saying the actor “passed away peacefully… with family at his side.”



  1. Very sad.

    Dirty Dancing was an iconic movie in my youth – we all were doing the hip-grind with our girlfriends at the school hall discos!

    A couple of years later and Ghost caused us to all start using "ditto" as the ultimate term of romanticism.

    R.I.P Patrick, and thanks for the memories.

    BTW JoBra – Great quote you sourced there.

  2. Best bit in Dirty Dancing is the scene where Baby asks Johnny about his past liaisons with other women…

    Baby: Have you had many women?

    Johnny: What?

    Baby: Have you *had* many women?

    Johnny: Baby, come on.

    Baby: Tell me. I wanna know.

    Johnny: No, no. Look, you've gotta understand what it's like, Baby. You come from the streets and suddenly you're up here, and these women, they are throwing themselves at ya, and they smell so good, and they really take care of themselves. I mean, I never knew women could be like that, you know? And they're so rich, they're so goddam rich, you think they must know about everything. And they're slipping their room keys in my hands, two and three times day, different women. So, here I think I'm scoring big, right? And for a while, you think, hey, they wouldn't be doing this if they didn't care about me, right?

    Baby: That-that's alright, I understand. You were just using them, that's all.

    Johnny: No, no that's not it. That's the thing, Baby, see it wasn't like that. They were using me.

    RIP Mr. Swayze RIP

  3. You're all a bit younger than me; my crowd looked upon the movie as unforgiveably twee. It was much later that I could look at the film as a great piece of commentary on a piece of American history. The styling was impeccable in showing the era of the 'resort holidays'.

    I just loved the dining room scenes.

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