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  • RIP - Patrick Swayze

    Life is too short.

    His death reminds me of my friend Thanh. :(
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  • #2
    I didn't know that he had cancer. Sad day for sure.


    • #3

      They both fought the good fight.

      And, from what you have told me, they were both also similar with their positive emotions. Feel good in remembering the good memories. Take forward those thoughts, and be stronger for them.

      Sometimes in life, there are life lessons which we would just as soon not live, but they are there for us to learn from, as well as respect those who had to go through them. Our actions going forward, can be our gift to that friend/family member.


      • #4
        Sad to hear. I was born in 75 so I kind of grew up in the "era of Swayze". Even as his star faded in the 90's before his mini-comeback, he always seemed to avoid the cheese label because I think he always just came off as such a genuinely nice guy. He fought long and hard and seemed to live his final years with diginity. RIP.

        On a side note, I was like 8 or 9 when Red Dawn came out and he played the first character I can remember being named Jed, well, at least the first cool character, ie not Clampett. Strange what you remember.


        • #5
          Very sad news indeed. I hope they have a marathon of his movies.
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          • #6
            Sad to be sure, and part of the near constant reminders of proper perspective we get if we only pay attention. While disappointed with much that has transpired with the AV123/MLS mess I make it a point to enjoy every note of well reproduced music my system puts out, and look forward to seeing again friends made while chasing audio nirvana.
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            • #7
              Wow, I thought he was in remission. I'm not the kind of person who gets too caught up in celebrity happenings, but somebody being taken by cancer way before their time is always a sad reminder of how little we can control and how fragile life is.
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              • #8
                Not sure how popular this movie was back in the day, because I was 5 when it came out, but I would recommend anybody see "Next of Kin"

                Its a little, OK A LOT, campy... but it does star a young Bill Paxton and Liam Neeson along with Swayze and is just a good fun movie. OK, some might call it a bad movie, but I had fun watching it not too long ago and thought I would mention it here. I think I might pull it back out soon, my wife is a HUGE Dirty Dancing fan (I think we own 3 or 4 copies of it) and so watching something with Swayze in it that is NOT Dirty Dancing is always a treat for her (because I refuse to watch Dirty Dancing.)


                • #9
                  Speaking of movies, here is the link for his work via IMDB.

                  Patrick Swayze. Actor: Dirty Dancing. Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952 in Houston, Texas, to Patsy Swayze (née Yvonne Helen Karnes), a choreographer, and Jesse Wayne Swayze, a chemical plant engineer draftsman. His mother owned a dance school in Houston, where Patrick was also a student. His father passed away in 1982. He graduated from Waltrip High School in Houston, and attended San Jacinto College in Pasadena,...

                  The same year "Next of Kin" came out, there was another movie he was in, that was interesting, called "Roadhouse". Along the theme of audio, Roadhouse had Jeff Healy in it. And Sam Elliott, playing a Sam Elliott role. I considered a good B-movie, as it entertained.


                  • #10
                    He seemed like a genuine nice guy. For me "Point Break" is the movie that won me over, as much as I wanted to goof on it - Swayze, Keaneau, Busey - a train wreck waiting to happen.

                    I think the homage in "Hot Fuzz" kind of captures the feeling. Also he scored big points with the SNL Chippendales skit with Chris Farley - keeping a straight face may have been his biggest acting achievement. Funny, self-effacing, and well acted, a sad loss.

                    Jim C


                    • #11
                      RIP Patrick Swayze

                      I love how music can brighten up a bad day.