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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 07:37 PM
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Patrick Swayze Dead at 57
Source: AP



LOS ANGELES Patrick Swayze, the hunky actor who danced his way into viewers' hearts with "Dirty Dancing" and then broke them with "Ghost," died Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

"Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months," said a statement released Monday evening by his publicist, Annett Wolf. No other details were given.

Fans of the actor were saddened to learn in March 2008 that Swayze was suffering from a particularly deadly form of cancer.

He had kept working despite the diagnosis, putting together a memoir with his wife and shooting "The Beast," an A&E drama series for which he had already made the pilot. It drew a respectable 1.3 million viewers when the 13 episodes ran in 2009, but A&E said it had reluctantly decided not to renew it for a second season.

Swayze said he opted not to use painkilling drugs while making "The Beast" because they would have taken the edge off his performance. He acknowledged that time might be running out given the grim nature of the disease.

Read more: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/14/patrick-swayze...



"No body puts Baby in a corner."

RIP Patrick
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 07:41 PM
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1. Rest In Peace, Mr Swayze
He was one tough man
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 07:41 PM
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2. He fought a brave battle.
20 months with terminal pancreatic cancer is no small feat.

RIP, Mr. Swayze.
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Spazito Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 07:43 PM
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3. Very sad news...
even though we knew it was only a matter of time. As a person, he struck me as a genuinely nice person.
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no_hypocrisy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 07:45 PM
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4. RIP
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 07:46 PM
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5. So sad. I loved watching him in movies when I was a kid.
RIP, Mr. Swayze. Very good, kind man.
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demigoddess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 07:47 PM
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6. we'll remember you, rest in peace
...
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grantcart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 07:48 PM
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7. very sad
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 07:48 PM
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8. His wife Lisa met him when she was.....
15 years old....the same age I met Mr. Tikki.

She has so many wonderful times they spent together...to remember.

I believe they were penning a book together...hopefully it will be published.


RIP Mr. Swayze


Tikki
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undeterred Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 07:50 PM
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9. He was a true babe.
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 07:51 PM
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10. I liked him as Orry Main in the John Jakes "North & South" mini series.

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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 10:09 PM
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82. That was a good series.
"You talk down to us for having slaves, and your workers live like this?"

"I thought we agreed we weren't going to talk politics."

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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 10:59 PM
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89. Oh god, I was a kid when that show aired and I was glued to the TV for every episode!
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 08:55 AM
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117. Oh, me, too!!!
He was great in that character role. I loved the whole series.
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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11. Publicist for Patrick Swayze says the 'Dirty Dancing' actor has died |
Source: kabc

Publicist for Patrick Swayze says the 'Dirty Dancing' actor has died |

Read more: http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/index
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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12. Oh, so very sad. I really liked him and thought he was so brave.
My heart goes out to his family and friends. A difficult thing...
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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13. My deepest condolences to his family and to all who loved him...
I will never forget him in "Dirty Dancing." He was amazing...

Safe passage to him...

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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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14. damn, hes younger than me.
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PSzymeczek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:46 PM
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Just a few months older than I am. n/t
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 03:49 PM
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128. Yes, but you're alive, so there's that blessing. As they say,
Edited on Tue Sep-15-09 03:50 PM by No Elephants
aging sucks, until you consider the alternative.
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Tommy_J Donating Member (668 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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15. RIP Patrick

What was he sick with?
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auntAgonist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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17. two-year battle with pancreatic cancer
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brucefan Donating Member (421 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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16. RIP
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Roland99 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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18. I knew he didn't have long but it still seemed like he was doing so well and might beat the odds.
:(
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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20. Things looked bad for him in the tabloids I saw in the supermarket.
I just avoided them. I didn't want to know but so often they are right!

Sad, sad thing...
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:14 PM
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43. There aren't really any odds to beat with pancratic cancer as far as I know.
Usually just a matter of time. Two years is a long battle though. It can be brutally quick.
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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19. He fought a long hard battle
He stood up tough.

RIP
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question everything Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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21. How sad. I will always remember how wonderful he was in Dirty Dancing
and in Ghost.

Why are we losing so many talented people this summer?
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undergroundrailroad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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22. My deepest condolences to his family and friends.
I loved him most in the motion picture GHOST. It was amazing to me the depth and honesty he brought to the role.

RIP
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immoderate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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23. Sad. I liked DD, but for me, it was "Roadhouse."
Not cinema, but a great movie. RIP Patrick. :cry:

--imm
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El Supremo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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24. Wolverines!
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Mad_Dem_X Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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25. Rest in peace, Dear Man.
He always seemed like a class act. :cry:
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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26. Very sad...RIP Patrick
:cry:
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ellie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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27. RIP Patrick
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cherish44 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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28. Just wanted to get this off my chest ////I HATE CANCER!
This evil thing has taken away too many good people...Condolences to his loved ones and RIP, Patrick
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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31. I with you! n/t
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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36. Imagine how much more money
we could put to battling the disease if we weren't wasting it on endless wars...

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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:51 PM
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62. One of my biggest fears in quitting smoking was that I would find out something dreadful ....
.....is wrong with me. I know, it makes no sense, but neither did smoking. And for the record, I had a nagging little cough and some other suspicious symptoms for about two weeks after quitting.
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 12:09 AM
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97. The 'nagging cough' is normal when you quit ....
Your body is saying "THANKS for not smoking ... Now I can get rid of this shit ..."

Smoke for 30 years, and expect a flood of crud to flow outward .....

It's a good thing ....
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Sky Masterson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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29. :(
Rest well Patrick :toast:
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FarPoint Donating Member (665 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 11:07 PM
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91. I love your Sig-Pic.
Tru Blood is delightful.

Rest in Peace Patrick as well..... O8)
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wisteria Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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30. He worked so hard to try and stay alive. God rest his soul. n/t
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southernyankeebelle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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32. How sad - May the angels carry him to the lord. He will missed
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JustAnotherGen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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33. Dayum
I went to see Dirty Dancy 4 times the summer it came out - what can I say? I was 14. RIP Johnny.
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KatyaR Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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34. Oh, no, I was just thinking about him the other day.
So very, very sad.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:02 PM
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35. He was one tough man
Rest In Peace, Mr Swayze
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:04 PM
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37. I loved his movies
Edited on Mon Sep-14-09 08:04 PM by Patchuli
and loved his love story with his wife. This must be so overwhelming for her. My thoughts and prayers to his family for comfort. He was a genuinely nice man and a great actor. Rest in peace, Patrick. You'll be a hunky dirty dancer to me forever. :loveya:

Edited to add love!
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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 11:57 PM
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96. Psst.
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Patchuli Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:35 AM
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136. Oh WOW thank you!
I hadn't seen that before! What a gorgeous pair of lovers! Best together since Fred and Ginger!
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Raine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:05 PM
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38. Very sad news
R-I-P Patrick :-(
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:06 PM
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39. what a tough ol bird he was! I loved him as a person from all I saw him speaking on interviews
and as an actor, he touched my heart playing Vida Boheme..... You were fabulous, Patrick!

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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:35 PM
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72. (near end of Too Wong Foo) Carol Ann (Stockard Channing) to Vida (Patrick Swayze)
Vida Boheme: Carol Ann, if we're going to be friends, there really is something I should tell you...
Carol Ann: Adam's Apple?
Vida Boheme: What?
Carol Ann: Adam's Apple. Women don't have Adam's Apples, only men have Adam's Apples. The first night that you came to town I noticed that you had yourself an Adam's Apple.
Vida Boheme: Then, then you know?
Carol Ann: I know, that I am very fortunate to have a lady friend who just happens to have an Adam's Apple.

Carol Ann: I love you Ms. Vida Boheme!
Vida Boheme: I've waited my whole life to hear those words said to that name. And I'm very, very, very happy that you're the one to say them. (Vida departs and heads back to car)

Carol Ann: (yells) Vida! I don't think of you as a man... and I don't think of you as a woman

Carol Ann: I think of you as an angel!

Vida Boheme: I think that's Healthy!
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Gulftrout Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:09 PM
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40. Smoking = Pancreatic cancer
He smoked nasty cancer sticks to the end. That should be a lesson for young people.
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shadowknows69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:15 PM
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44. Oh for fucks sake can we wait until the body is cold before the soapboxing starts?
Edited on Mon Sep-14-09 08:15 PM by shadowknows69
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Gulftrout Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:23 PM
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47. Wasted treatment?
He kept on puffin' down after he was diagnosed. Smokers: make a change in your life!!
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RoyGBiv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:25 PM
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48. Piss off
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 06:31 AM
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111. Many of the people bitching about smoking are probably "hauling around" extra weight ...
Edited on Tue Sep-15-09 06:31 AM by ShortnFiery
but NO, we can't get nasty with morbidly obese people. Can we? :shrug:

My point: Smoking, NOT unlike over-eating is "an addiction."

A little compassion is in order here?
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 10:07 PM
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80. When I was misdiagnosed with a terminal illness, my first thought was ...
....'Well, I guess I don't have to worry about quitting smoking now.'

If the same thing were to happen now, I don't know if I would start smoking again or not. Probably not, due to the misdiagnosis before, but absent that experience I might well. When they don't pussyfoot around, when they say, "You have this and you are going to be dead in no more than X years." they usually mean it.
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 04:26 AM
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107. There may be a time and place for advocating not smoking, this isn't it. Search shows me you are a j
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Gulftrout Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 06:10 AM
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109. On the Contrary
This is a perfect time. People are paying attention. My hope is I can get one smoker to quit and keep them from dying a horrible death. We are all gonna die anyway, the typical defeatist smoker will say. You don't have to ruin your life early though!!
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 06:33 AM
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112. Look within first? Self-righteousness is only promoted by right wing mega-churches. eom
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Rebubula Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 07:30 AM
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114. Awesome time, dude...
...to show how much of a douche you are.

Yeah...people should not smoke - but why not wait for awhile to be an 'I told you so' dick.

Hey - Start your own fucking thread!
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uppityperson Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 03:36 PM
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126. Start your own thread on it rather than hijacking a RIP thread then
RIP Patrick
RIP Patrick
RIP Patrick
hey Patrick, tough shit you killed yourself LOOK EVERYONE DON't DO THIS!!

as I said, search shows me you are a jerk. I'd welcome you to DU but you aren't welcome here.
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Raster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 06:19 PM
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134. Hmm, I wonder what other online "treasures" of yours we can look forward to?
Welcome to DU. Go borrow a quarter and buy yourself a clue. Or tip the delivery man. Your choice.
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Gulftrout Donating Member (89 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 08:48 PM
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135. How 'bout a message
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Posteritatis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:28 PM
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49. You must be new here. (nt)
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 03:41 PM
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127. I think it took CNN ten seconds after learning Kennedy was dead before it
Edited on Tue Sep-15-09 03:45 PM by No Elephants
mentioned Chappaquidick over and over. Not equivalent things, I know. Maybe I am trying to say that recent death does not immunize us from anything, or something along those lines. Still, I emailed CNN and suggested the very same thing--wait until the body is cold.
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:48 PM
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61. Leave us. nt
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Algorem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 07:26 AM
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113. maybe his wife could sue the movie companies who take the tobacco company money
and force the actors to smoke the product placement cigarettes and cigars
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t0dd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 12:46 AM
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137. you give democrats a bad name. nt
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:09 PM
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41. Great actor.. will be missed.


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SCRUBDASHRUB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:22 PM
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46. I loved him in this skit with Chris Farley on SNL.
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bitchkitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:14 PM
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69. That was the funniest thing I ever saw on television, then and since. n/t
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 05:48 AM
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108. I perused this thread just to find a reference to that hilarious skit
thanks for finding that
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 03:57 PM
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129. Both were great in that skit. Neither one of them ever just "phoned in" a performance. At least
not that I ever saw.
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AnneD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:13 PM
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42. Texas and Houston have lost another favorite son.....
In a state where manliness is judged on the football field-he proved he was tougher because he could do something harder......dance. He was much loved and respected. I liked Dirty dancing and Ghost....but no one could be Vida Boheme (to Wong Foo-Thanks for Everything-Julie Newmar). He had true grit to the end.
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Manifestor_of_Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 04:45 PM
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132. Yes another cool Houstonian!
RIP Patrick. His momma had the Patsy Swayze Dance Studio.

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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:21 PM
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45. "a particularly deadly... cancer" Pancreatic cancer just ended my brother's life too soon...
My heart goes out to the family of this good actor and decent man. May they find some solace in the well wishes of his legion of fans.
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:55 PM
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64. I'm so sorry for your loss, FailureToCommunicate. n/t
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:04 PM
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67. Thanks.
He, too, had many who felt his loss: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124138481469681167.html
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FourScore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:43 PM
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75. Wow. This was very recent.
Do you have much contact to your niece and nephew (at the bottom of the article)?

The photo and the article put a strong human face on your tragic loss.

A very close friend of mine died of brain cancer before turning 50. It's too sad when the good ones are taken from us.

:hug:
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 08:38 AM
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116. Yes I do have contact with them; trying to be a good uncle. Sorry for your loss
of your friend. This was,is, particularly hard on our mother who had lost a child (long ago) already. Some hurts never really go away, and this brought it all up again for her...
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:29 PM
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50. RIP
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:31 PM
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51. Oh bless his heart
He fought the good fight. If there are indeed angels, I hope he is in their care.
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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:34 PM
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52. Oh how sad! RIP Patrick
I have to look at those DVD's movies I have DD and Ghost I just recently found Dirty Dancing at Frys! I've had Ghost for about 5 years great artist!


This undated publicity photo, provided by Warner Bros., shows cast members from the 1983 film "The Outsiders," directed by Francis Ford Coppola. From left, are Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, C. Thomas Howell, Matt Dillon, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze and Tom Cruise. A 22 minute-longer version of the movie bearing a new rock 'n' roll soundtrack makes a limited theatrical rerelease Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, with a two-disc DVD to come out Sept. 20.







In this photo released by Universal Studios, actors Wesley Snipes, John Leguizamo and Patrick Swayze, left to right, star in the comedy "To Wong Foo, Thanks For Everything! Julie Newmar," 1995.





RIP Patrick
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onehandle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:34 PM
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53. Star of a man's movie that manly men universally love in a he-man manly way.
Seriously, I loved this cheesy over the top movie.

He will be missed.


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Ilsa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:36 PM
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54. Everyone said he was a very sweet man. I saw the interview with
him and his wife, and I wonder how she'll manage without him because they loved each other so deeply. He was very talented. i'll miss him. RIP, Mr. Swayze.
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tabasco Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:41 PM
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55. He seemed like he was a nice guy in real life.
I'm sorry he didn't enjoy more happy years.

Rotten cancer!
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nolabear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:41 PM
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56. Ach, so sad. RIP to a real fighter and a fine actor.
I had a little crush, I'll admit.
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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:43 PM
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57. We have lost a legendary
actor. This is so tragic, but I hope he is at peace now. :cry:
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Uben Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:45 PM
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58. One of the best.....
.....RIp.
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Faygo Kid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:46 PM
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59. Great guy, and he and Chris Farley teamed for an all-timer on SNL. Here it is.
RIP to both of them, who left us too young: http://www.monkeybriefs.com/view/video/SNL-Clip-%7C-Chr...
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Ecumenist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:47 PM
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60. God bless You Patrick....
Your pain and suffering are over, thank God. I hope that you and Lisa had an agreement to see IF you can let her know that you made it okay a la "Ghost". We'll miss you.
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Hotler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 08:52 PM
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63. Wolverines! Gods speed Pat. n/t
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:00 PM
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65. Totally underrated as a dancer. He was fabulous. RIP Patrick. Class act all the way.
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glinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:00 PM
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66. Totally underrated as a dancer. He was fabulous. RIP Patrick. Class act all the way.
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madmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:12 PM
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68. Truly sad...loved to watch him dance.
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Aristus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:17 PM
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70. I lost my dad to pancreatic cancer. It's not a pretty way to go. And poor Patrick had even
less time than my dad. My dad was 68.

RIP, Patrick. "The Outsiders" is still my favorite movie of yours...
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A-4300SX Donating Member (13 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:25 PM
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71. "Nobody puts Baby in a corner!"
I say this to my wife whenever she's feeling down...

To this day, we still enjoy watching Dirty Dancing; an amazing film, indeed.

Rest In Peace, my friend, and thanks for the memories!
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hamsterjill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 09:00 AM
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118. And oh, lordie, lordie
When he does that little finger wiggle to Baby to get her to come and dance with him....man, this old woman's heart skips a beat everytime I see that scene.

Sheer sex appeal!

May he rest in peace. A tremendous loss.
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Samantha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:37 PM
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73. So so sorry to see you go, Patrick Swayze
and my heart goes out to your lovely wife.

Sam
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:41 PM
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74. Really sad and dead too young
I always enjoyed his movies - even the ones without a ton of plot. RIP Mr. Swayze. Amazing that he still worked on a TV show after the diagnosis.
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George II Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:44 PM
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76. Other than an overall nice guy, didn't know much about him......
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vaberella Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:50 PM
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77. RIP. n/t
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DontTreadOnMe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 09:53 PM
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78. "Point Break"
Edited on Mon Sep-14-09 09:54 PM by DontTreadOnMe
I actually liked this movie... even tough it had two of the worst actors of all time, Keanu Reeves AND Gary Busey.

And of course Anthony Kiedis (Red Hot Chilli Peppers) as Tone.



RIP.

The SNL skit with Farley is a Top 10 of all time. Still funny to this day.
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Richd506 Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 10:04 PM
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79. WTF a lot of good people dying this year
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donheld Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 10:07 PM
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81. So sorry
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Juan_de_la_Dem Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 10:19 PM
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83. RIP
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Mrs. Overall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 10:21 PM
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84. Any other MST3k fans out there? Remember a Patrick Swayze Christmas song?
RIP Patrick Swayze.
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slampoet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 11:41 PM
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94. Now we can ALL have a Patrick Swayze Christmas....on you tube
Edited on Mon Sep-14-09 11:41 PM by slampoet
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Old Hob Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 10:28 PM
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85. My mother died of pancreatic cancer at 57 too. She survived about 18 months post diagnosis.
FYI, she had smoked since she was probably 14 or so and that is undoubtedly what caused this disease.
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skoalyman Donating Member (751 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 10:43 PM
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86. Sorry to hear that old hob
Rest in piece Patric You know in a way you beat death.Because long after we're all dead and gone, your memory will leanger on...........
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w8liftinglady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 10:45 PM
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87. So did my dad.His birthday's next week.
He died 16 months after diagnosis.
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Old Hob Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 11:10 PM
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92. It's a terrible diagnosis.
My mother's birthday was about 3 weeks ago. The 3 year DOD anniversary is coming up next month. Then, like 3 months after she passed, one of her best friend's bladder cancer, which had been in remission, came back with a vengeance and took her too at 58. Then my step father's mother contracted it and then his niece got leukemia in her teens so we're watching that unfold now. As an RN, I have seen more people die than I can remember. As such, I now try to live every day as if it were my last (to the extent possible). We all die in the end so enjoy your stay while your here.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 10:57 PM
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88. ...............
:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 10:59 PM
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90. Oh no!
RIP! :(
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AlienGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 11:10 PM
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93. Same cancer that killed Andy. nt
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Catherine Vincent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-14-09 11:52 PM
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95. Rest in peace, Mr. Swayze
Safe journey. :(
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Trajan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 12:11 AM
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98. The Beast was some of his best work ....
Edited on Tue Sep-15-09 12:11 AM by Trajan
Maybe I am alone in thinking this, but his work on that show was pretty decent ....

Never a big fan of his, but he deserved to live a long and happy life .... He was a good guy ...

RIP Patrick ....
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rivercat Donating Member (35 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 12:47 AM
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99. r.i.p.
my mom had pancreatic cancer nearly 10 years ago. after surgery, chemo, and radiation, she's still hanging in there. she's been unbelievably lucky.
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Divine Discontent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 02:32 AM
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103. Welcome to DU & that's great about your Mom!
I am so thankful to God for the time I have been given with those I love, I realize we know very little... so love all!
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DarthDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 01:01 AM
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100. Aww, Damn :( RIP
Edited on Tue Sep-15-09 01:01 AM by DarthDem
I really liked this guy. Roadhouse is a classic, and he was excellent in Red Dawn and Ghost too. And he could sing ("She's Like the Wind, anyone? A pretty good tune) and dance too. I was rooting for him after his diagnosis and I'm glad he got some more work in with The Beast.

RIP. He'll be missed.
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area51 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 01:08 AM
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101. R.I.P. Patrick Swayze (n/t)
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RFKHumphreyObama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 01:22 AM
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102. Very sad
A great man and a great actor, another iconic figure from my childhood taken too soon. I loved the movies I saw him

My deepest and sincerest thoughts, prayers, condolences and sympathies are extended to his family and friends. What a tragic loss
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NuttyFluffers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 04:00 AM
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104. oh no! rest in peace...
O8)
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DrO Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 04:05 AM
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105. very sad
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 04:19 AM
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106. Tragic
:cry:

My favorite film of his was Point Break.
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ShortnFiery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 06:28 AM
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110. It was reported this A.M. that 76% of those stricken with Pancreatic Cancer ...
die within one year. Patrick Swayze beat the odds and bravely lived another year. That provides hope to others.

R.I.P.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 07:40 AM
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115. .
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 09:01 AM
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119. K&R for the courage he displayed at the end of his life
:kick:
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Triana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 10:16 AM
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120. Damn. This is really sad. R.I.P. Dear Patrick. n/t
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doodadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 11:59 AM
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121. I saw him once at an Arabian Horse Show
I have a friend who's a big deal in the Arab horse world. I'd gone with her to one of their big shows in Lexington. Patrick was there, with Lisa, standing around watching like everyone else. People were giving him his space, and trying to look, without looking. He did some good things for the breed.........

Loved Ghost, and Dirty Dancing, Roadhouse, Julie Neumeier, all of them....
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 12:46 PM
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122. Vaya con Dios, Patrick. We've lost one of our great hoofers.
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Hugin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 12:50 PM
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123. ...
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InvisibleTouch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 02:44 PM
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124. RIP, Patrick. A great actor.
What a sad year for losing so many talented actors, actresses, and musicians.
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Froward69 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 03:23 PM
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125. I can admit it here...
I hated "dirty Dancing" with a passion. I did like "Ghost" somewhat but because of Demi...

RIP mr. Swayze
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 04:03 PM
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130. Thank you for so many iconic movies and fine performances. You always seemed to do your
best for your audiences.
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infidel dog Donating Member (186 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 04:28 PM
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131. Vaya con Dios, Brah.
A very cool, very brave man. See you in the next life, Bodhi.
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Orrin_73 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Sep-15-09 04:48 PM
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133. R.I.P. Patrick
we will miss you!
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