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MONDAY, SEPT. 14, 2009, 8:26 P.M.

Patrick Swayze succumbs to cancer…

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 (The Spokesman-Review)
Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images (The Spokesman-Review)

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Good evening, Netizens...

In an age where stars, starlets, aspirants to stardom and well-known celebs all seem to have a cloud hanging over them for various reasons, then we have the long and powerful career of Patrick Swayze, who passed away today at age 57 of pancreatic cancer. Swayze was known for a remarkable number of award-winning movie performances, not to mention his involvement in ballet and dancing.

I never met the man, never had an opportunity to shake his hand and personally thank him for his award-winning performance in "Ghost". Had I the chance, I probably would have been maudlin, maybe even blubbering a bit, but I never forgot the essential goodness which the film portrayed.

Swayze had dignity and poise before the cameras, as in his personal life. He passed away today at home with his family at his side, his dignity intact. Rest in Peace.


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