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Patrick Swayze

Beaks here...

Let it turn to something else. Patrick Swayze, star of some of the most popular films of the last three decades, has passed away after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was fifty-seven. For most, Swayze will be best remembered as the dreamboat dance instructor Johnny Castle or the devoted-beyond-the-grave husband Sam Wheat - which is fine, as he was excellent in both of those roles. But I've a feeling AICN readers won't be leading with DIRTY DANCING or GHOST as they start their own personal Swayze-thons tonight. For some, the go-to film will be POINT BREAK, Kathryn Bigelow's classic action film starring Swayze as the soulful adrenaline junkie/bank robber Bodhi. For others, it'll be RED DAWN, where Swayze stood tall as Jed Eckert, no-nonsense leader of the Russkie-battlin' Wolverines. There are no bad choices here, but I'm going straight to the epitome of Swayze cool and throwing in one of the most entertaining movies ever made: ROAD HOUSE. Released in the spring of 1989, the Rowdy Harrington-directed masterpiece is a bone-snapping, booze-guzzling, throat-extracting tutorial in the art of cooling - and it's hard to imagine it working as wonderfully as it does with anyone but Swayze in the lead. Cast Jean Claude Van Damme, and it would've been completely silly (and made for half the budget); go with Steven Seagal, and it would've been downright creepy. But with Swayze, there's a strange, goofy sweetness that keeps the film from being a sleazy wallow in gratuitous violence. And that's what I liked most about Swayze: there was almost always a good-natured goofiness to every character he brought to life. Whether cast as a gruff older brother, a badass minor league hockey player or a no-nonsense trucker, Swayze would imbue these people with a lightness and an innate kindness that other action movie stars of his era couldn't quite summon. In talking with people who worked with Swayze over the years, this was evidently who he was: a nice, generous, kinda goofy guy. All you have to do is turn on cable news this evening to see that these qualities are in short supply nowadays. We could all stand to be a little more like Swayze. We could all work a little harder at being... nice. Until it's time...

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  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    He's Gone To The Big Road House in the Sky

    by Red Lantern


  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST


    by BigJ

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST

    Rest In Peace

    by Odog

    goodbye Patrick

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST


    by BigJ

    and to think i sat here clicking "refresh" to get first like everyone else. only on every other website before the news hit here

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST

    RIP Pat

    by Charlie_Allnut

    One of the few good ones.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:03 p.m. CST


    by PleaseWipeMyAss


  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST


    by sokitome

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    Let's not forget North & South

    by BBSloth

    where I first saw him

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:05 p.m. CST

    Beyonce's death was way better.

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:06 p.m. CST

    Kanye's death WILL be way better.

    by Galactic

    It'll be one of the best deaths of ALL TIME!

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    RIP Bodhi

    by BGDAWES

    [Johnny Utah and Bodhi just beat the hell out of 4 surfers] <br> <br> Bodhi: This is stimulating, but we're out of here.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:09 p.m. CST

    "He's not coming back." RIP.

    by geeko2000

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    He was in Uncommon Valor

    by brocksamuels

    It was on AMC today And I thought how is this guy doing and then he died ...tragic

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Probably the first obit that on AICN written in advance

    by AndrewWanKenobi

    You know... from when he died the first time.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    Dalton and Wade Garret FOREVER!

    by sith_rising

    One of the manliest movies ever made, and Dalton's fight with Jimmy the Rape-o is still incredible. Better get as awesome montage at the Oscars!

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:10 p.m. CST

    SNL Skit

    by ratfarts

    The Chippendales skit with him and Farley is one of the funniest SNL my opinion at least

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:11 p.m. CST

    Rest Well

    by Crow3711

    I was in rehearsal for my Universities upcoming production of Dracula when I heard, and me and the guy playing Dracula immediately started remembering and talking about what a strange and interesting career Swayze had, before I inevitably also ended the break by saying I would have to go home and watch Roadhouse. We also didn't forget To Wong Foo..., and Ghost, and others. Seemed like a good guy. And those commercials for The Beast that were all over theaters last year....even though they looked awful, and I laughed at them, and certainly never watched the's a good memory. I will always remember the theater commercials for The Beast and The Cleaner (The Ben Bratt one), for their inane hilarity. Anyway, I digree, rest in peace Bhodi. Take it to the edge.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Fuck Yes Ratfarts

    by Crow3711

    That skit was incredible. One of the greatest skits ever put on SNL. Thank you for reminding me of that, seriously.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    "Pain don't hurt"

    by blade_walker

    For once, the tabloids weren't wrong :(

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    I'll probably go with DONNIE DARKO tbh.

    by Mostholy

    Even if it is ironic Swayze and not Swayze neat. R.I.P.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:12 p.m. CST

    RIP Swayze

    by palooka_boy

    You took us to the edge...and past it

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Donnie Darko, To Wong Foo...

    by tensticks

    Two of his greatest and most understated roles.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    The Dalton

    by thelordofhell

    Everybody in the Double Douche raise a glass to the great Dalton!!

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:13 p.m. CST

    Wow, this has to be the worst year in the entire history...

    by drompter

    ...of the entertainment industry regarding celebrities deaths. I already lost count of all who died this year so far. RIP.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    Hey Patrick!

    by wackybantha


  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST

    The Montage thing on the next Oscars is gonna be

    by lockesbrokenleg

    so long.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:14 p.m. CST


    by Bloo

    It was probably NORTH AND SOTH where I first saw Swayze...I know I saw both Dirty Dancing and Ghost about a hundred times as it was respectivly my aunt and my dad's favorite movies<P>But ROAD HOUSE man, ROAD HOUSE, that was my movie. The story wasn't much, but the action was great, you had a naked Kelly Lynch, Terry Funk and Sam Elliott.<P>Godspeed Patrick Godspeed

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    here's hoping he finds that big wave

    by Kaiser Soze

    Wow. Knew this had been coming for a while and still shocked to see it. Point Break is one of my favorite "fun movies" ever made (aside from Lori Petty having never been attractive on film), and Bodhi was a large part of why. Road House is great, but between TNT and AMC, it's on all the time. Haven't seen Red Dawn in forever but remember enjoying it. And yes, the SNL skit with Farley is timeless. I'm sorry to hear he's gone, but hopefully he's catching that one perfect wave, because that's the way Bodhi SHOULD be sent off into whatever's out there. R.I.P.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    The tough guys f the 80's/90's

    by deanbarry

    Are missing one of their best. Sad to think that humanity sneaks up and takes these "tough as nails" hero's that entertained and amazed us with their performances over the years. They age, they get sick...they die. Just like us. Sad day. RIP good sir.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    At this rate...

    by drompter

    ...the memorial segment of the Oscars will have to be a separate show.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:16 p.m. CST

    The tough guys of the 80's/90's

    by deanbarry

    Are missing one of their best. Sad to think that humanity sneaks up and takes these "tough as nails" hero's that entertained and amazed us with their performances over the years. They age, they get sick...they die. Just like us. Sad day. RIP good sir.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST

    He was Pecos Bill

    by PhilipMarlowe

    His character rode a fuckin' tornado.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:17 p.m. CST


    by CherryValance

    Knowing this was coming for some time, all I could think was that I wish I had more movies to remember him by. I fell in love with him as Darry in one of my very favorite movies, The Outsiders. Visually, that rumble scene is my favorite scene. His role as a kind of mother hen but also leader of the pack had so many dimensions. Of course I also love Dirty Dancing, most of all for the song "She's Like the Wind". I wish there had been more musicals in the 80s. That's what I feel like I'm missing from his filmography. Now that musicals are on the upswing it's almost cruel that this is when he leaves us. But I'm very thankful that I've got Darry and Johnny. RIP Patrick Swayze. You will be missed.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:18 p.m. CST


    by deanbarry

    well, Swayze deserved a double post.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:19 p.m. CST

    Swayze, Fawcett, Montalban, Deluise gone

    by kurdt420

    all my 80's childhood memories are being taken away. How Sad!

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Was in one of the funniest SNL skits ever

    by GeorgieBoy

    The one with him and Chris Farley as the Chippendale's. Sadly they're both pelvis thrusting in the sky now. RIP Patrick.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:22 p.m. CST

    Patrick was the coolest...

    by Sith Angel

    and he had a great sense of humor. I remember a time Peter Cullen, Patrick and I were at the Smoke House having a drink...Pete and Patrick had a full-on 20 minute conversation of current events while both were talking like Donald Duck (with both doing a dead-on impersonation). Things like will be greatly missed my friend. Be at peace.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:23 p.m. CST

    NOBODY takes Swayze to the coroner!!!

    by Thrillhouse77

    RIP to a cool dude who made some fun, if not cheesy, movies.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:23 p.m. CST

    Some cool movies

    by Powerring

    But I have mixed emotions on this. Swayze chain-smoked for decades which he conceded was the cause of his cancer. This was a needless loss. If he was a non- smoker, we'd be watching his movies another 20 years. My condolences to his family and friends,

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:24 p.m. CST

    I called out a tb'er earlier...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    with the first "R.I.P Patrick Swayze" post. You see the shit chain reaction the internet has created? A celebrity can't seem to die for real these days without dying for real. R.I.P Swayze.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST

    I liked his stuff.

    by Sal_Bando

    He was good. RIP Patrick.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:25 p.m. CST


    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    Woulda, coulda, shoulda. Let's leave it at R.I.P, shall we?

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST

    Donnie Darko

    by BoE

    Great role, brilliantly played. Another movie based on Swayze's character in that movie could have been great.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:26 p.m. CST


    by Mennen


  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:27 p.m. CST

    What if he calls my momma a whore?

    by The Boz

    Is she?

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    Seemed like a regular guy who just happened to be an actor

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:28 p.m. CST

    He filled the void..

    by malificus

    ..left by Jan Michael Vincent when booze claimed his career. Seemed like a decent fella, sincere condolences to his wife, who, I might add was pretty hot.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:29 p.m. CST


    by Willy_Idle

    liked that one too

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:29 p.m. CST


    by tiredpm

    For Road House. For Point Break. My condolences to his family and friends. Thanks for sharing him with us.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST

    I'm all fucked up, mijo....

    by Negator76

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST

    The Outsiders

    by growltiger

    That would be my go to Patrick Swayze film. <p> R.I.P.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:30 p.m. CST

    RIP Patrick

    by rogueleader66

    A sad day indeed, a brave guy who fought cancer with everything he had. He gave us some memorable roles in some truly entertaining films. "Now get up there and piss in the radiator" God speed to you Jed Eckert.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Patrick was a legend on and off stage

    by Weapon M

    I'm so sad to hear about his passing. Even though when first reported the Cancer was terminal. He originally had just months to live. 2 years later I felt that he was beating it. I always had hope. I didn't want someone like him to fall to the cancer. He was such a fighter. I remember when he was on Oprah, and he was speaking about the movie he did "City of Joy" and the amazing experiences and friends he made over there with the lepers and poorest persons in India. The untouchables are what they are called over there. He met this man with no legs, and Swayze was so awestruck by the power of this man. He was on numerous occasions speaking of these people. And they say you could tell a lot about a person by the things they really endear themselves to. The things that really motivate them. He was so empowered and you could tell sincerely motivated by their spirit and fighting spirit. He was a fighter all the way. He always struck me as the kind of person that saw through the facad of things and to the spirit of them. I'm so sad to see him pass. But he sure gave it a fight though. God Bless him, and I thank him for being one of my inspirations..............

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST

    R.I.P. Swayze

    by Series7

    We can now retire the throat ripping out death move.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:31 p.m. CST


    by Mutley

    Yeah...I know that it was mainly a Rob Lowe vehicle. But still, a prime example of great '80s cheese. And isn't that what Swayze's career was about? I do mean that in a good way, btw.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    REST IN PEACE - We're gonna miss this one.

    by The_Genteel_Gentile

    Condolences to all.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    As long as Whoopi is around

    by MacReady452

    you'll always be able to talk to him

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:32 p.m. CST

    Holy cow. This sucks!

    by allykatD

    I thought he was in remission. <p> Roadhouse is one of my all time favorite B movies. I liked him in so many things. Yeah, he's known for Dirty Dancing, but really. Roadhouse. Yeah. <p> Rest in peace. You were one cool dude.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Who's gonna be #3 this week?

    by MetalMickey

    First Jim Carroll, then Swayze, next...

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    God pounds his nails....

    by FlickaPoo

    ...wish he wouldn't.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:33 p.m. CST

    Man, This SUCKS!!!

    by KosherWookie

    The guy NEVER half-stepped it; he literally put it all up on screen. Gotta go put in 'To Wong Foo...'

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    I guess now we can put Baby in a corner...

    by GrubStreeter

    Someone notify his NEXT OF KIN! Zing!

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:34 p.m. CST

    Gotta give him credit

    by rogueleader66

    He did a song for Dirty Dancing, did it well, and that was it, didn't try to make a side career out of it, did something once, nailed it and continued doing what he does best. We'll miss ya Bohdi.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:35 p.m. CST

    What a terrible year for Jennifer Gray

    by lockesbrokenleg

    First Hughs then Swayze

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Adios Amigoooooooooo!


    I know it's hard for you Johnny. You want me so bad it's like acid in your mouth. BUT NOT THIS TIME!

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:36 p.m. CST

    Rest in peace Swayze

    by batzilla

    You were a cool dude.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST

    by GrubStreeter

    I wanna fire my gun into the air and go 'ahhhhh.....'

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Bodhi caught his biggest wave and rode it into the Hereafter

    by Kal Reeve

    Rest well, Mr. Swayze

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST

    RIP Mr. Swayze

    by boba_rob

    I have to say, Point Break and Red Dawn are my favorite Swayze movies, but his performance in Ghost was his best.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:38 p.m. CST


    by milesdyson

    Roadhouse is one big bar fight. Definitely my favorite Swayze movie. Wesley's gonna take and take until somebody TAKES HIM!!!!!!!"

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:39 p.m. CST


    by Powerring

    RIP it is..but it just makes me angry when something preventable happens to someone so gifted. Only the good die young.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:40 p.m. CST

    We still have Don.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Maybe he will bust loose like Jim Belushi.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    Hmm. I kinda realizesd there's a lot of butt holes on Twitter

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:41 p.m. CST

    No love for Too Wong Foo?

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Arguably his most challenging role. <p> Sadly will never match Priscilla Queen of the desert.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Um, how 'bout THE FUCKING OUTSIDERS, Beaks???

    by Nosferatu Jones

    RED DAWN, ROAD HOUSE and POINT BREAK are all great, but THE OUTSIDERS is the one that put him on the map.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    tensticks,Uncommon Valor was another.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Hell even Tex Cobb held his own in that one.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Amen to that.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    PowerRing, cancer may be preventable but not death

    by YackBacker

    Quit judging the guy for an addiction to something that hundreds of millions worldwide have done. It's not like the guy was addicted to heroin and selling his wife's belongings to get his fix. Nor did he pull a Chris Farley and recklessly drive himself to an early grave with speedballs and all-night benders. The guy smoked. Have you ever done anything that wasn't good for your body? Is that how you want to be judged when you die?

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:46 p.m. CST

    Death don't hurt!

    by Manatee

    RIP Mr. Swayze. Maybe now the tabloids will leave you alone. It's truly shameful how they've hounded him this past year.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST


    by ShogunMaster

    Maybe Kanye West will grab the mic at Patrick Swayzes funeral and be like "Michael Jackson had the best death of the year!"

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:47 p.m. CST

    Its a more suffering at least

    by theheavy

    I maybe in the minority I love all the movies mentioned but I remember being a projectionist and playing Next Of Kin all the time and I can still recite the end credits to brother...father to son,...mother to daughter together as one...RIP Patrick Swayze fond memories indeed.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    RIP - NeoB3N is a DOUCHE.

    by A G

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    To quote Jim Carroll...

    by DougMcKenzie

    Those are people who died, died... They were all my friends, and they died

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:48 p.m. CST

    YackBacker, There was the drunken plane wreck.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Old news but lucky he lived through that. Suggestions of Alcoholism though.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:49 p.m. CST


    by Vitter

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    married for 24 years

    by walrusholder

    not many people out there in hollywood or anywhere that can say that, class act it would be nice to see somebody survive cancer

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:51 p.m. CST

    One of my favorite actors ever

    by Jamboliah

    The roles played by Swayze, if played by anybody else, not only would not have been classics, they would have been totally & completely forgettable. To me his legacy will be in his ability to take silly premises and cornball dialogue and make it entertaining. He made it look easy. One of the few genuinely nice guys in Hollywood and one of my all time favorite actors. Road House is pure joy. My condolences to his family. Tis a cruel world...

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST


    by JackIsLost

    RIP Swayze.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:52 p.m. CST

    ShogunMaste shut the fuck up

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Every shit head on Twitter is saying that shit. It's not funny. Grow up.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:55 p.m. CST


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  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    EvilWizardGlick, alcoholism, nicotine addiction, etc

    by YackBacker

    Whatever, people love sauce and smokes. We're imprefect creatures. A lot of you love Big Macs and Yodels. Those are bad for you too. And so is crank.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST

    YackBacker/cancer may be preventable

    by Powerring

    I am not judging, I am stating a fact. Patrick admitted it, so it's not my call. He had an addiction that killed him. If he didn't smoke, I doubt the cancer would have happened. He did not need to die. This is a lesson to those doubters out there. You are not indestructible.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    The Player

    by Wrath4771

    Red Dawn is one of my favorite 10 films ever and I can never flip through channels and not stop when Road House is on, but the first thing I thought of was his scene that I believe was cut from The Player where he's showing a security guard on the lot martial art moves. That's the way I've always liked to picture Swayze - showing fat, balding guys how to kick butt. Rest in peace. You deserve it.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    YackBacker, Difference is Drunken Flying ending in a crash.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    I don't give a shit how drunk anyone gets at home. I don't care if they walk drunk. <p> But drive and worst FLY drunk are whole different levels of dumb.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    PowerRing, I see where you're coming from

    by YackBacker

    And we agree on this a lot, I think.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 9:59 p.m. CST

    Time to listen to "A Patrick Swayze Xmas" by MST3K

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    Good for a smile amidst the sad.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:01 p.m. CST


    by Uopap

    You were awesome. Too bad you smoked like a mofo though...

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    I loved him in the Outsiders

    by paburrows

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    PowerRing, Not quite true.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Cancer happens. I just read an article about a ONE HUNDRED FIVE year old woman who intends to stop smoking after doing it all her life. <p>Fact is we swim in a sea of radiation. Only takes a little tweak to set off rogue cells. <p>I'm the only one in my family with Melanoma. Got that from a bad mole. Scary shit.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    I said Amen to the "only the good die young"...

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

    Cigarette smoking isn't going anywhere,along with just like Disease, Racism, Terrorism, Abortion and Justin Timberlake. Live with it.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:02 p.m. CST

    EvilWizardGlick, I agree too but he didn't die from that

    by YackBacker

    I was talking to PowerRing about the issue of his smoking addiction. We've ALL done things at one point or another that were risky, reckless and dumb to our own safety and others. We are not perfect beings. Did Swayze pull that stunt flying drunk again? I hope not, but if so then that would be awful. <p> My general notion here is that we're all flawed- we all do things that are contradictory to our values at times. But from what I've read and heard about Swayze, he was generally a good person. And he did memorable work. I admire his accomplishments and his treatment of others. That's all.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Wrath4771, except he was a dancer.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Not really a maist but followed the choreography well.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:04 p.m. CST

    by Drunkard_Chicken

    RIP Swayze

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    You'll be missed, Swayze

    by Disco_sucks

    Point Break was the peak but many of the ones above were good too, and I'd add even City of Joy to that list. Most of all, he always came across as a down to earth, unpretentious guy, something that's sadly rare in hollywood. Top fella.<p>Also, hadn't heard about Jim Carroll. Sure he hadn't done much of late but Catholic Boy is still a great album and his poetry and writing stands up better than a lot of his contemporaries, say Richard Hell for instance.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:05 p.m. CST

    A few words from Kanye

    by Disney_Retcond_my_STD

    "yo Patrick i know you just died and all and I'ma let you finish. But Michael Jackson's death was the best one of the year!" - Kanye West

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Cancer "treatments" are a joke

    by FeralAngel

    President Nixon declared war on cancer waaaaayyyy back in the like 70's or whatever, and how much progress have we really made? I've lost 2 relatives to it, years and years apart, and they were tortured with the "treatments" that tore them apart and helped not at all and they died anyway. Cancer research and treatment are a scandal waiting to break. It's got to be a case of fraud, incompetence, greed or all three. There ought to be a major investigation. And meanwhile I won't contribute a dime to cancer "research" since WOW after billions of dollars there's been so much goddamn PROGRESS. F*ck AMA.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    He's gone up to the great....

    by DrunkyMcLush

    ... Chippendale's audition in the sky where he can hang out with Chris Farley again.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    Pain don't hurt.

    by SantiagoAndDunbar

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:06 p.m. CST

    his whole filmography

    by paulloch

    is just guilty pleasure after guilty pleasure.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Pancreatic Cancer is a B-E-Y-O-T-C-H

    by Red Dawn Don

    I think actors Micheal Landon and Bill Bixby also died from it.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:07 p.m. CST

    YackBacker, Yep flew drunk and crashed.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Old news now. <p> Saying we all do something bad sometime is Lemming philosophy. <p> Much easier to separate the man from his work. Like Gauguin or John Wayne. The Duke actively sought to avoid WW2, unlike many of his peers. <p>Look at it this way he deserved a Darwin Award for flying drunk. Plus would you fly with a drunken pilot?

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:08 p.m. CST

    I already made that joke damnit.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:09 p.m. CST

    Ok...the Kanye thing is really tired already

    by Sith Angel

    and really wasn't funny when that first idiot posted...what was it, sixth? He's going to chime in a claim credit again...geez wipemyass, that's quite a claim to fame, you should get upset by others having the same idea.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    So I guess Patrick Swayze is a ghost now

    by Osiris3657

    See what I did there? ::nudge nudge:: RIP. He seemed like a cool guy.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    FeralAngel, Actually life expectancy has been extended.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Breats Cancer would have killed a woman fifteen years ago. Now the survival rate and length is pretty long. <p> As I said I have a personal interest in Cancer due to mine. <p> I know technology changes for the good every five years, roughly. <p> More treatments, better understanding of the mechanism.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:10 p.m. CST

    EvilWizardGlick, I love ya

    by YackBacker

    You post-modern sunovabitch. But seriously, focusing on one seriously bad instance may not be fair in assessing a person either. Let the man's life speak for itself. It's not like he touched kids like MJ or something, right?

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:12 p.m. CST

    RIP.. He's Like The Wind.....

    by Dogma_Jedi

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    I Am Surprised At How Many Of Patrick Swayze's

    by Red Dawn Don

    I Am Surprised At How Many Of Patrick Swayze's... movies I own on DVD. POINT BREAK, GHOST, DIRTY DANCING, ROAD HOUSE, YOUNGBLOOD, M*A*S*H (TV Show) and RED DAWN.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    The Outsiders

    by Chanoc

    Chanoc will remember him mostly for his role in The Outsiders. Remeber when Pat and Co. neat the shit out of the rich guys in a football game? Was it a game or just a fight scene?

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    I said it once..I'll say it again. Swayze..Fucking Professional

    by conspiracy

    If for no other reason the Man stayed married to one woman for over 2 decades too a girl he met before he was a celeb. THAT is a fucking man people...a serious fucking professional if ever there was one. Good Trip Patrick...

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    YackBacker, Didn't assess him.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    I just stated the facts, drunken plane crash and rumors of Alcoholism. <p> You know how William Holden died? Look it up. <p> There were stories about Holden getting drunk and hanging from tenth floor windows. <p> Does that make him less of a talent? Nope. <p>But he did some really stupid shit. <p> Clapton and Heroin. I know people who watched him booed off the stage for being too high and failing to play. <p> That is career wrecking.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:14 p.m. CST

    RIP Patrick Swayze

    by TheMcflyFarm

    The love inside, you take it with you.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST

    BEAVIS: This band is cool, but, like, the lead singer kinda

    by Nasty In The Pasty

    looks like Patrcik Swayze, and --<BR><BR>BUTT-HEAD: Shut UP, Beavis, these guys are cool.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST


    by bgeek

    Let's have the BEST Patrick Swayze Christmas EVER!!!

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST

    Well call it what you will, Wizard

    by YackBacker

    You're focusing on one very bad act on his part that thankfully didn't end in anyone's serious injury or death. Are you stating the rest of his life's facts in proportion? To be fair, ya know, not to appear like you're assessing him ;)

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    He was a cool fucking guy...

    by TheWaqman

    Rest in Peace man. Now he will be a real "ghost".

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST


    by charabicharabia

    I was eating cheese its when I read your post... it was the cheesiest moment of my life.... Patrick Swayze RIP....poor guy that's just too young ! F U CANCER !

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Bodhi: I know Johnny. I know you want me so bad it's like acid i

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    Ouch! This one was expected, but still hurts. I agree with Beaks. While the masses will be honoring his work in Dirty Dancing, it was his work in Point Break and Roadhouse and Red Dawn that I can watch over and over and over. Point Break was a hell of a movie. It wasn't just because of Swayze, but he was a key part of the recipe for that special movie. Always wished that we'd see Johnny Utah and Bodhi meet up again, but that sequel wasn't meant to be. I've already pulled Point Break out and plan to watch it tonight. Man this is a rough year...John Hughes. RIP.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:18 p.m. CST

    RIP Patrick

    by WilliamZabkaRox

    Sad news that we all knew was coming sooner rather than later. Must also throw in The Outsiders as one of his more well known roles. I must go watch Point Break. Such a awesome movie. Also, poet/punk rocker/drug addict Jim Carroll has died of a heart attack at age 60. Leo played him in the cult hit The Basketball Diaries.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:19 p.m. CST

    YackBacker, Nope. Not focusing just reminding.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    Who knows maybe he had Cancer way back then and drank to ease the fear. <p> <p>Seems that Patrick Swayze's June 1 plane crash might have been caused by something other than a supposed "pressurization problem." This Prescott Valley, Arizona police report indicates that the actor was apparently liquored up when he planted his Cessna. According to three local men, after the crash they helped the "Dirty Dancing" star ditch a wine bottle and a beer stash. Now the trio faces criminal charges since, on the day of the crash, they made false statements to cops, denying that Swayze was juiced. The actor, of course, will probably avoid charges since he (brilliantly) went on the lam for nearly 12 hours after the accident, keeping clear of any scary Breathalyzer machines.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST


    by Pooter the Clown

    Swayze used to fu@k guys like you in prison.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    A guys actor

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    and a guys, guy.<p> Condolences to his family and friends

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    I always felt

    by RoarsLoudly

    Swayze was such an under-rated actor.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:20 p.m. CST

    He always seemed 20 years younger than he was

    by IndyCollector

    57?!!! No way.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Kaiser Soze - I hope he catches that big wave too

    by JuanSanchez

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    My hometown has a connection to Swayze...

    by amrisharmpit

    Years ago, a girl from my high school was killed in a car accident. She was an incredibly gifted student and had been preparing to enter a science project for the National Westinghouse competition. Her friends got together to finish the project for her and it went on to become a Westinghouse semi-finalist, the first-ever to be named posthumously. CBS and People Magazine aired a TV special to celebrate Americans who had done amazing things, and the kids from my high school were among those honored. Each group or person was introduced by a celebrity, and Swayze had the honor of introducing these kids on stage. Not only did he perform the task with simple grace and dignity, but you could tell that he was genuinely moved by what the kids had done. I will never forget that moment. RIP.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    like brando and mcqueen....

    by JaredParker3

    before him he epitomized cool he was like the paul newman of our generation the y generation

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:21 p.m. CST

    EvilWizardGlick, I looked it up already, thanks

    by YackBacker

    Do you have anything nice to say about the guy now that he's dead?

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Looks like he finally paddled to New Zealand...

    by mojination

    Vale Swayze..

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:22 p.m. CST

    "I'm going off the rails on the Swayze Train

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    Ìllegal parts, my ass.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    Great! Now Pony Boy and Soda Pop will get the boys' home

    by IndyCollector

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:23 p.m. CST

    He was truly a nice guy

    by deadboy1313

    I had the pleasure of working with Patrick on Dirty Dancing, and just as many have said he was the nicest down to earth person you could ever meet. He always made time to stop and say hello and talk with you between scenes. One day we had the same call time, and rode to the set together in the car. Just like Patrick, he wouldn't play the star and be chauffeured. He asked me to sit in the back with his poodle (not a sissy frou-frou poodle, but a big one with a butch haircut) so he could sit up front and play with the radio. His lovely wife Lisa was just as sweet, and my heart goes out to her. Patrick was not your typical star. He had no ego. He was just a normal, although exceptionally talented guy doing a job. As he got older, he started to remind me of another tough guy who happened to be a song and dance man - James Cagney. While I enjoyed many of his movies, his standout performance for me will always be The Beast. He made that show and his heart and soul went into it. He fought valiantly to the end, and never gave up. R.I.P. my friend. And watch over dear sweet Lisa. Adios Amigo.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:24 p.m. CST


    by Tacoloft

    Rest in Peace

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Oh..and Cancer is NOT preventable...

    by conspiracy

    1. Had a friend who was the vision of health...not much drinking, decent diet, no smoking. Colon Cancer at 29...luckily they caught it..6ft of poop shoot later he is still here than God.</p><p>2. My Cousin. Ripped...not a heavy drinker, no smoking....Inoperable brain tumor at 35, only experimental radiation treatment kept it from remission and it hasn't spread...but the dude is a time bomb and he knows it..the doctors told him so.</p><p>Cancer is not preventable because science isn't even really sure what "cancer" is, they do not know for sure what triggers the cellular mutation, what makes it spread. They can theorize that statistically certain groups are more likely to get it than others...but that is just a numbers game, hell a few groups theorize it is viral in nature. So no..Cancer is not is not avoidable..all you can do is lessen your statistical risk.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Swayze's Bodhi was an amazing antagonist.

    by RandySavage

    An antagonist that the audience roots for/identifies with... how often do you see that in film. That performance/character will endure.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST

    Oops, he did have a drinking problem.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    At least he tried to beat it. <p> <p>A number of factors prompted this extraordinary lifestyle change. Swayze's drinking was threatening to destroy his marriage and he was becoming disillusioned with the hype of Hollywood. But the biggest wake-up call was his sister Vicky's suicide in 1994. She died from an overdose of painkillers, having fought against depression all her life. "Her death changed my life," says Swayze. "It was hard not to feel responsible, that I could have done something to prevent it. The longer your life goes on, the more death you face. After my father, my manager, and then my sister died, I started to feel like I was cursed. <p> Much more interesting and personal once the research gets started.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Um, Swayze was 20 when he met 14 future wife.

    by EvilWizardGlick

    I'm not sure what to make of this. <p> Pretty humanizing, until you get to the underage part. <p>His father's death in 1982 hit Swayze particularly badly and he started drinking heavily. "Alcohol and the craft of acting is not a smart combination," he says. "You can turn yourself into an alcoholic if you start buying into the 'isn't life terrible' routine. "Nobody gives you a shoulder to cry on because you seem to have so much - like money and fame. "Alcohol breeds self-pity and I've resorted to it on and off throughout my life. But I kicked it by making other things more important.' The one constant has been his wife, Lisa. They have been married for 30 years. She was 14 and studying dance at Patsy Swayze's academy when they met. Patrick was 20. "I robbed the cradle," he says. "All these girls were studying with my mum and I used to go and check them out in their leotards - it was like being in a candy store. I was pinching girls' bottoms ever since I could walk.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:27 p.m. CST

    Ernie 'Slam' Webster

    by oderuss


  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:28 p.m. CST


    by EvilWizardGlick

    "She didn't buy any of my nonsense. We spent half our dates in total silence as she wouldn't talk to me if she thought I was putting on an act. "I went to New York for four years and danced with ballet companies, but I couldn't stop thinking about Lisa and I couldn't figure out why I kept going back to her.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    Point Break Quote

    by Alice Cooper Stalker

    Bodhi: What's the matter with you guys? This was never about the money, this was about us against the system. That system that kills the human spirit. We stand for something. We are here to show those guys that are inching their way on the freeways in their metal coffins that the human sprit is still alive.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:29 p.m. CST

    FeralAngel toothless ignorant redneck POS

    by happyboy

    there have been MASSIVE advancements in the treatment of cancer. going back to the 1970s you literally had weeks to live if you got it. now with screening and advancements with radiation and chemo the average expectancy is 5 years with people living decades in remission. we literally started at 0 basically knowing nothing and in 35 years dedicated doctors and scientists have made incredible advancements on that terrible disease. while you're sitting on your ass with your redneck relatives probably not bothering to screen and ballooning to 250 lbs there are doctors working 14 hour days so they can lengthen your worthless lives that in any other age would be tossed aside

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    "Stay Gold, Pony-boy. Stay gold"

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    First Michael Jackson, the Swayze? Watch your ass Gregory Hines.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:30 p.m. CST

    Gregory Hines is dead already

    by Sith Angel

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST

    Cancer linked to synthetic chemicals

    by RandySavage

    Did cancer exist before synthchems (everything from fuel additives to plastic hardeners to consumable(food/cigarettes) ingredients to cosmetics)? <P> Yes, but was much rarer. Since the invention of synth chems (early 20th century) and their subsequent dispersion throughout the planet (air, water, soil, food, etc.), per capita cancer (and autism and alzheimers and many other ailments) rates have exploded. <P> Synthchems were and are a pandoras box. We've done it to ourselves.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Well, holy shit-balls!!! So he is.

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    Watch your ass, Mikahl Baresnikoff. A little off - topic, but what was that movie with Hines and Barishnikoff(sp)? Like an 80's spy/dance movie? I remember it being so cool------that's worth a re-watch. White Nights maybe?

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Don't forget his role in Saturday Night Fever and Grease

    by thelordofhell

    He helped teach John Travolta to dance.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    EvilWizardGlick....14? Even more of a Professional!

    by conspiracy

    Nothing wrong with that...look at the facts..married for 2 decades. Chronological age is not a good barometer of maturity..obviously her age didn't effect their relationship.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Randy Savage

    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    But the Earth's population has also increased tremendously.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:35 p.m. CST

    Stay Golden, Swayze.

    by Harold-Sherbort

    We'll miss ya.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:36 p.m. CST

    I give up, Wizard

    by YackBacker

    You win. Swayze was a drunk pedophile. RIP.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:37 p.m. CST

    Happy Boy: exactly

    by Sith Angel

    Michael Landon's pancreatic cancer 20 years ago...lived about 9 weeks after his diagnosis. Patrick lived about 2 years after his. Pancreatic cancer is about the most aggressive form, and used to be an almost immediate death sentence. Progress is being made.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:39 p.m. CST

    Ronnie... it is a Per Capita increase.

    by RandySavage

    The stats take the population increase into account.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:40 p.m. CST


    by frank cotton

    not his best, but watched it on cable a zillion times. SIDE NOTE - can't you self-righteous little prigs keep your personal obsessions to your useless selves? fuckwits

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST

    They don't make them like Patrick Swayze anymore.

    by ganymede3010

    RIP to one of the best actors to ever grace the silverscreen. I'll never forget how remarkable he was in North VS South.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:41 p.m. CST


    by Darth Thoth

    God bless his soul. May he rest in peace and comfort. I know he was suffering greatly. Sad for us. He will be missed. I loved his movies and this is depressing news. PS was the man. Wow... this has been a tough year man. God bless his soul.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:42 p.m. CST


    by Ronnie__Dobbs

    No they don't.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:43 p.m. CST


    by Anything But Tangerines

    did anyone make SURE he was dead?

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:50 p.m. CST


    by Scoob1978

    He's all that remains

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:51 p.m. CST

    God Bless, and R.I.P.

    by DanielPlainviewOnVacationInBoston

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:53 p.m. CST

    "Be nice. Until it's time not to be nice."

    by Chishu_Ryu

    P. Swayze, ROADHOUSE, 1989.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Poor guy.

    by AnnoyYou

    Like Christopher Walken, for some reason Swayze wasn't as famous for his spectacular dancing skills, even after Dirty Dancing. I wish he'd done more of it onscreen (ditto Walken). I hope he didn't suffer in the end and went with grace and peace.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Rest in Peace


    You were a great adversary. So long...old..friend.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Is William Shatner doing okay?

    by lockesbrokenleg

    Someone check on him!!

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:56 p.m. CST

    Best Swayze Quote

    by Jo3yHuds

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Best Swayze Quote

    by Jo3yHuds

    Best Swayze quote, "Pain don't hurt" (Kanye grabs keyboard) I'll let you finish in a minute, but "Nobody puts baby in the corner" is the best Swayze quote of ALL TIME! (then he does a stupid shrug)

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Does Whoopi Still See Him?

    by Onin Solstice

    I loved Ghost, my older sister had a wet spot for the Swayzerino and made me watch Ghost. The thing was I kinda liked it, the way he learned to control his ghost powers and eventually had to save his chick from his "best pal" who was hell bent on taking his money and his chick (super doush of the 80's). The scenes where the demons dragged the baddies to hell was freaky. In short, I expected to hate Ghost but ended up liking it. So, here's you Swayzerino!

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:02 p.m. CST

    Outsiders, definitely

    by oisin5199

    In a statement to the press, C. Thomas Howell said he 'lost my Outsiders brother.' And then I lost it. Damn, this one hurts. Didn't see the Beast, but the last great Swayze role was in Donnie Darko. Amazing performance and against type. We'll miss you, Patrick.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Ronnie, yes they do.

    by RandySavage

    Anyone with a brain putting together a chart on cancer rates is going to make it per capita. It would be ridiculous not to. <P> Here's an example: <P> <P> Per capita cancer mortality rates have in many cases declined as medical treatment has made many advances. <P> By per capita cases have risen dramatically over the 20th century. For every 10,000 people, X got cancer in 1920 and Y got cancer in 1990. Y is dramatically higher than X - doesn't matter if there are 80 million Americans or 275 million Americans... its per 10,000 people. <P> So it makes you think. All else being equal, why are 3-5X more people (per 10,000) getting cancer today than in 80 years ago. Better diagnoses, sure, it has something to do with it. But researchers today believe synthchems are a major factor. <P> Here's a good starter article on it: <P>

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:05 p.m. CST


    by damiz707

    Road House, Point Break, Outsiders, even Ghost, awesome. You brought a one-of-a-kind to cinema. You will be missed. P.S. DAMN THEM IF YOU DON'T GET A SHOUT OUT IN THE RED DAWN REMAKE

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST

    Always sad to hear things like this...

    by Mel Garga

    especially when it's an actor whose films I grew up watching. For me, 'The Outsiders' and 'Red Dawn' bring back many early 80s memories of hours spent sitting on my ass enjoying the new phenomenon that was cable television. Thank you for the memories. Rest.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:07 p.m. CST


    by kuldan

    Damnit. I don't like this one bit. Just...damnit. I'll pray for him tonight.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Swayze was a class act

    by kafka07

    Nice eulogy, Beaks. And I've seen all the movies you just mentioned except Road House. It'll be the next movie I see.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:12 p.m. CST

    Just read Hitler Vs Avatar TB for the 1st time....

    by Disney_Retcond_my_STD

    That was fucking intense. Can we get some sort of political/religious/elitist battle going on in here?

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:14 p.m. CST

    Funny, I thought of Point Break then The Outsiders

    by Turd Furgeson

    Then Red Dawn... He never turned in a bad performance. Time to start the Swayze movie marathon..

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    Bodhi - R.I.P. dude.

    by BiggusDickus

    "Life sure has a sick sense of humor, doesn't it?"

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:19 p.m. CST

    He was best in Tall Tale. That is all.

    by Uncle Stan

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    He was best in Tall Tale. That is all.

    by Uncle Stan

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:21 p.m. CST

    rip...jim carroll

    by brabon300

    well, took a bit, but now 2009 is becoming a total bummer

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:23 p.m. CST

    Life sucks...R.I.P. Patrick


    Very,very sad news.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:24 p.m. CST


    by Aaronthenia

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family. So sad to watch his health slide like that. I give him credit for staying so positive but realistic with his illness. Watching the Kevin Smith commentary on Roadhouse right now.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:26 p.m. CST

    2009 a bummer. You can say that again, cuz.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:36 p.m. CST

    He definitely had major cojones towards the end.

    by cheyne_stoking_DMS

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:41 p.m. CST


    by veritasses

    . . .

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:43 p.m. CST

    So many horrible deaths.

    by lockesbrokenleg

    MJ murdered. John Hughes gets a heart attack taking a walk. Man.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:44 p.m. CST

    Rest in Peace.

    by travis-dane


  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:46 p.m. CST

    "Yo Johnny!. I'll see you in the next life!"

    by IndustryKiller!

    *drives off into the sunset* Perfect. The guy was a far better actor than he ever got credit. Single handedly bringing vulnerability and class to projects that would have been camp without him. Here's to one of the coolest actors of my childhood. God bless.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:51 p.m. CST

    Yeah, NEXT OF KIN

    by NoHubris

    I know GHOST and DIRTY DANCING are what he is known for, but I must admit that NEXT OF KIN is my favorite Patrick Swayze movie. Although the cast included Liam Neeson, Ben Stiller and Bill Paxton, Patrick Swayze stood head and shoulders above them all.<p>Dude was a class act. RIP.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:53 p.m. CST

    Peace to PS, condolences to his family.

    by Dingbatty

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:54 p.m. CST

    I'M NOT AFRAID ANYMORE! ...Thanks, Jim Cunningham.

    by Flim Springfield

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:56 p.m. CST

    One of a Kind

    by dumbpeoplesuck

    He was one of the few in Hollywood who understood and respected the commitment of marriage. I truly enjoyed all of his movies, and felt he brought something special, rare, and new to the screen. His dedication to his art was evident even in his final days. My prayers are with his wife and family. We have truly lost one of the greats. You were part of an ever more endangered species, Patrick.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:58 p.m. CST

    Swayze in Darko... sheer brilliance.

    by LastOfTheV8Interceptors

    Rest in peace, my good man... somebody really needs to address this cancer problem someday.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST

    I hope he is buried in his "Thriller" outfit... for obvious reas

    by Dogma_Jedi

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Fond Memories of this Guy

    by DangerDave

    God speed.

  • Sept. 14, 2009, 11:59 p.m. CST

    I have to admit

    by Batwing5

    Every time Roadhouse is on I can't turn it off. Kick some ass Patrick where ever you end up.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:03 a.m. CST

    I loved him in Back to the Future II as Griff

    by Meadowe

    Just kidding! Fave role of his is Brodhi. Love seeing him kick Anthony Kiedis' ass (big Red Hot Chili Peppers fan). Funny how he has gone to Point Heaven, and as I type this Jay Leno's show begins. One person's era bittersweetly ends while another one begins again.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:05 a.m. CST


    by ThePilgrim

    HIS DAD DIED OF PANCREATIC CANCER AS WELL. IT WAS A GENETIC THING PEOPLE. Let's see here the oldest person in recorded history Jeanne Louise Calment who died at 122 years of age. she smoked until she was 119 years old. the only reason she quick was because she could not see anymore. she attributes olive oil to her long life. she applied it to her skin and put it on all of her foods, and dig this, olive oil is thought to prevent stomach and pancreatic cancer. <P> So saying the smokes and the red wine and budwiser kills swayze is conjecture at best. Some people got good genes some people got bad genes. Thats how the chips are played, thats life ans sometimes it's very unfair.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    damn some serious typos

    by ThePilgrim

    oh well

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:06 a.m. CST

    damn some serious typos

    by ThePilgrim

    oh well

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    SWAYZE... One COOL Dude.

    by TheBLIGHT

    Rest in Peace Man, you were (and shall remain) awesome...

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:07 a.m. CST

    Road House was Crow T Robot's Favorite Movie

    by 3rdrate

    Nuff said.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:10 a.m. CST

    Class Act

    by SoylentGreenOnACracker

    Like everything else he did,he handled the end with class. RIP Dalton.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:14 a.m. CST


    by Mennen

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:18 a.m. CST

    I love the fact that swayze was in to ballet

    by ThePilgrim

    He was teased for it in highshcool- but I'm sure he could have kicked most of those teasers asses in his prime. Still it's funny that a totally more than most hetro macho male liked to dance, truth of the matter is his mom was a dancer and that is why he took it up. Such a terrible loss.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:19 a.m. CST

    Yeah it's Steel Dawn was better than red dawn

    by Talkbacker with no name

    although both were pretty bad. It's young Blood for me. He's great in that!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:21 a.m. CST

    let's replace "swag" with SWAYZE!!!!!!

    by Meadowe

    I hate all these goobers with their tight SAGGING pants thinking they're hip hop and that they have swagger or swag, they took a word usually reserved for the likes of Sinatra or James Bond and diluted it into a disposable piece of crap. I wish they stuck with "steelo" or steez or whatever. Anyway, in honor of righteous Patrick, I'm gonna use Swayze as my word as an FU to all these piles of crap that think they're cool when all they do is follow trends, and of course in honor of the most righteous Patrick Swayze.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:22 a.m. CST

    I guess we won't have a Patrick Swayze Christmas

    by lockesbrokenleg

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:23 a.m. CST

    that makes me really sad

    by Ogmios_the_Eloquent

    RIP good sir, i really appreciatd your work. i'll forever carry fond memory of you.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:30 a.m. CST

    he was married for about 34 years

    by Meadowe

    I hope when I get married that I got enough SWAYZE to pull something like that off! See? It works great!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:35 a.m. CST

    If only ThePilgrim worked

    by SonicRiver

    as a lawyer for the cigarette industry.This would have been his final summation: It has been argued that there is a casual relationship between smoking and rates of death. But if smokes killed people, then why is it that the longest lived human being was also the longest living smoker. Why, I tell you why. Some people live long, and some people don't. Just like how some people are fat, and some people throw up. How some people are hot and others are not. But to blame smokes for far reaching social inequity that results from being alive in the first place, that makes me want to head out to the sidewalk, light up and gently puff on one of my marlboro smooths just one more time. *cough* You see ladies, and gentlemen, life is not fair. And when things go wrong *cough* we want to blame somebody. Anybody. That's human nature. But facts are facts, and if the smokes don't fit, don't convict.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:40 a.m. CST

    Go bite your boytoy's balls, HappyBeeyotch

    by FeralAngel

    And a tra la la, hippity hop to you! "Progress" your tight little ballerina ass. Until a cure is found, most cancer treatments are bogus. They prolong the agony is about all. One of my sisters died of breast cancer in 2006. Caught it early, but treatments did no good, even though she went to a renowned doctor and hospital that specialized in the illness. My mother died of cancer back in the 70's. Same illness practically, and the medicine and treatment used on her were used on my sister and neither of them survived. Yeah, progress. Don't believe everything doctors tell you. All too often, despite expensive degrees and huge salaries, they have no clue.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:55 a.m. CST

    Road House then tonight.

    by Gabba-UK

    That film was on loop at my house during my early 20's. Great film. RIP Dalton.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:57 a.m. CST

    that sucks

    by disfigurehead


  • Sept. 15, 2009, 1:14 a.m. CST

    I just had a friend tell me this... RIP

    by The Dum Guy

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 1:23 a.m. CST

    The Beast

    by Viewer 3

    Yes, I watched it. And it was actually a lot better than people give it credit for. I watched it simply because of the fact that it didn't look quite as lame as every other cop-drama out there (yes, every single primetime cop drama on TV these days is absolutely awful). I think it got a bad reputation because it wasn't "mainstream". But he had some outstanding acting moments during the course of the show. It's just a shame that so many people are looking for crappy, low-brow, IQ-lowering CSI garbage that few were able to appreciate the many things he brought to the role. Not the finest show ever made, but definitely not awful.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Rip Mr. Swayze.. I'm sure they'll say..

    by theonecalledshoe

    in heaven "I'd thought you'd be bigger." at the Pearly Gates. This man reminds me of my own brother with his steadfast compassion and toughness. amen

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 1:24 a.m. CST

    Patrick Swayze.....RIP

    by EGamb

    without a doubt...........a true archtype of what a Man should be in this world .....God bless him and the wonderful memories he left us......

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 1:41 a.m. CST

    sad as it may be, there is at least ONE person laughing

    by jackknifed_juggernaut

    right now... and his initials are Abe Vigoda.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 1:44 a.m. CST

    Road House for me ...

    by reaper28

    Dammit, I was hoping he'd beat it - really really sad.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 1:44 a.m. CST

    God thought he'd be bigger...

    by Brody77

    Farewell Dalton. When he was good, Swayze was damn good. Dirty Dancing, Next of Kin, Roadhouse, The Outsiders, Steel Dawn, Ghost. There's loads I'll have missed - everyone has their faves. I'll leave you with this... "Ping Ping, Paging Dr Sutton" (The Doctorr is herrre)

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 1:45 a.m. CST


    by mulberry

    One of the major factors in rise in cancer rates over the years is the rise in life expectancy. Cancer hits people of all ages, but is more prevalent in the older population. If fewer people drop dead at 50 of a heart attack, more will go on to get cancer at 60. <p>But certainly eating less fruit and veg and more lab goo doesn't help. <p>Stats get a lot harder to directly compare as years go by as the differences in diagnosis techniques and criteria change. <p>He bore it well.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 1:48 a.m. CST

    Also nice turn...

    by zed261

    in Donnie Darko. Rest In Peace.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 1:50 a.m. CST

    2 years is good for Pancreatic...

    by V'Shael

    it normally kills much quicker than that.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 1:59 a.m. CST

    so many good movies

    by Castiel

    outsiders, roadhouse, ghost.. his output slowed down over the last couple of years, he was due his comeback. RIP sir you were a star.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Thanks Patrick

    by lostbat

    You were part of my youth: The wonderful and magical eighties. Rest in peace

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 2:30 a.m. CST

    Thanks Patrick

    by lostbat

    You were part of my youth: The wonderful and magical eighties. Rest in peace

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 2:34 a.m. CST


    by solvseus

    Hell of a way to go.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 2:36 a.m. CST

    The dude's just died and your'e bringing up Donnie Darko...

    by SonicRiver

    That's a bit harsh. Probably not the role he'd want to be remembered for.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST

    Cancer treatments are certainly not a joke

    by MandrakeRoot

    My father was diagnosed with melanoma skin cancer, then five years later throat cancer. If not for the treatments he would have been dead from the first cancer. The fact that he beat one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer, and then went on to beat another severe type of cancer goes to show the treatments can and do work. My grandma also was diagnosed with lung cancer, and was treated successfully as well. Yes, unfortunately they can't save everyone, and some cancers can just not be beat, but we should be thankful there are these treatments, which without many cancer survivors today would not be here.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 2:49 a.m. CST

    very sad, he had character on and off the screen

    by winteralfs

    Very sad, seemed to be a class act on and off the screen, even when his projects were not A list. This and Annie Le have wrecked my month.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 2:59 a.m. CST



    Very sad news. He seemed so positive, right until the end, and that's uplifting. Thoughts to his family.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 3:04 a.m. CST

    RIP Mr Swayze

    by ominus

    thanks for your wonderful movies.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 3:37 a.m. CST

    Swayze does not exist in this dojo

    by Cobra--Kai

    conspiracy is right, SWAYZE WAS A MOTHERFUCKING PROFESSIONAL.<p> Sure he was cheesy, sure he wasn't the greatest actor, but that man had professionalism running through his veins.<p> This man kicked off his career in the Eighties with UNCOMMON VALOR and THE OUTSIDERS. What a fucking double bill. Two fantastic movies.<p> He wasn't afraid to kick it in the crappy dtv style fests (NEXT OF KIN and YOUNGBLOOD) at the same time as enjoying massive success with the likes of GHOST and DIRTY DANCING. That's right this professional motherfucker didn't just act, he also danced and sang (She's Like The Wind is actually a pretty fucking decent song, fuck you if you think otherwise).<p> Swayze knew his limitations as an actor we all knew his limitations but that's why we liked the guy - none of that stopped him from pushing his professionalism into left-field projects like TO WONG FOO and DONNIE DARKO. The professional motherfucker worked right up to his death, with a TV show called THE BEAST.<p> He also stayed married to the same woman for over 30 years and he loved animals, breeding horses away from all that celebrity bullshit.<p> Swayze you dead now bro, but you went out like a professional - and if we want to see your face again all we have to do is stick ROAD HOUSE or any one of your many movies in the player. So long.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 3:50 a.m. CST

    That was unexpected!

    by AsimovLives

    I knew he was sick, but i didn't knew he was in such an advanced state.<br><br>I never liked him as an actor, so i'm not going to pretend that i think he was a great actor and all around ass kicker and whatnot stuff people say when one dies.<br><br>Saying that, i'd like to express my condolecences and sympathies to his family, friends and fans who are mourning his passing and to whom this is a sad day.<br><br>RIP, Patrick Swayze.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 3:57 a.m. CST

    Point Break

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    so great as the chief robber.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 4:05 a.m. CST

    "I used to fuck guys like you in prison"...

    by JackRabbitSlim

    Very possibly the most "what the fuck?" line ever in any movie and courtesy of Road House. <p> For what it's worth - I always found Swayze to be the pussified version of David Keith. No, not the black guy with the ridiculous voice in "Requiem for A Dream"...

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 4:15 a.m. CST

    GHOST 2???

    by warneford87


  • Sept. 15, 2009, 4:26 a.m. CST


    by rivvorz

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 4:28 a.m. CST

    So True...

    by cahcat

    "We could all work a little harder at being... nice." Swayze R.I.P. The screening of BLACK DOG of the New Beverly this weekend will be even more special, it's quite a loss knowing he's gone.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 4:34 a.m. CST

    Rest easy...Whoopi is channelling him on The View

    by TresEquis


  • Sept. 15, 2009, 4:51 a.m. CST

    I only liked Swayze in 4 movies

    by AsimovLives

    I found him a very irritating screen presence. but in 4 movie,s i really liked him. Those were The Outsiders, Red Dawn, Point Break and Donnie Darko. The later had his best performance as an actor in his career. You coulkd even see he was having a blast acting in that movie.and he must had loved to stretch a bit his acting chops behind being a dancing or fighting guy.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 4:58 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Swayze left a note on his deathbed. He said that he only liked AsimovLives in 4 talkbacks. All of them were pre-STAR TREK. Apparently Swayze thinks Asimov's post-STAR TREK output has been 'very irritating'.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 4:59 a.m. CST


    by The Amazing G

    not the kind of news I want to see when I just briefly hop on my computer, RIP

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 5:01 a.m. CST

    Yes, let's DEFINITELY have...

    by Dr. Butthole

    A Patrick Swayze Christmas this year or I'll tear your throat out and kick you in the ear!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 5:02 a.m. CST

    A bad year for child molestors.

    by VicenzoV

    First Jacko, now Jim Cunningham. Who's next.... Marc Dutroux?

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 5:09 a.m. CST

    He really was in some great movies.

    by BurnedNotice_Dude

    I loved his work. Uncommon Valor, Ghost, Roadhouse, Next of Kin, Outsiders, Red Dawn, Donnie Darko, and North and South. Always entertained me.<p> RIP

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 5:10 a.m. CST

    Of Patrick Swayze, I can only say this...


    He was nice. If someone would get in his face and call him a c---s-----, he would be nice. He'd ask him to walk, but he'd be nice. If he wouldn't walk, Patrick would walk him, but he'd be nice. If he couldn't walk him, one of the others would help him, and they would both be nice. He'd want you to be nice... until it's time to not be nice.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 5:21 a.m. CST

    Named my son Dalton....

    by RosebudsStarfish

    ...after seeing PS in Roadhouse which was almost 19 years ago. RIP Patrick.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 5:39 a.m. CST

    The Black Dog has been Put to Sleep

    by My_IQ_is_135

    Rest in Peace, Patrick. We're with you in spirit.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 5:42 a.m. CST

    Sad day

    by andrew coleman

    He always seemed very nice and I really did enjoy most of his work. He will be missed. Road House and Point Break I love putting those movies on and I always will. RIP Patrick.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 5:55 a.m. CST

    Kanye is going to show up at his funeral

    by JettL93

    and claim Michael Jackson's was better

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 5:59 a.m. CST

    the man walked his own path, deserves respect.

    by ironic_name

    great in donnie darko, amazing in point break, I liked black dog.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Avenge me! AVENGE ME!!!

    by BurnHollywood

    Eat's like Wolverines for cancer. Kills it DEAD.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:23 a.m. CST

    Wolverines forever!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by HarryBlackPotter

    Gonna miss Swayze. Loved him in Point Break and man, I ain't gay, but he was pure animal in Dirty Dancing. And a real nice dude too from what I understand.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:23 a.m. CST

    For about the 20th time this year I say, FUCK YOU DEATH!

    by Stuntcock Mike

    Yet fucking Kanye West continues to walk the earth. <p> Shit. <p> R.I.P.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:26 a.m. CST

    God leaves the scumbags again...Kayne West

    by HarryBlackPotter

    needs a visit from the Reaper dude. Really, that guy is a loathesome peice of s**t. Loved what Katy Perry said about him at the MTV awards "It was like he trod on a kitten." Utter, utter w**nker.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:32 a.m. CST

    You're ghosting us motherfucker


    RIP Patrick Swayze

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:36 a.m. CST

    still, his best performance was as a drag queen

    by cifra

    In To Wong Foo, which is a terrible movie. He made it bearable and performed a big momma drag for the ages. Oscar nom snub, imho.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:46 a.m. CST

    Very sad

    by Sturgess_Wilder

    Whenever I had a duvet-day from work with a ragin' hangover, Roadhouse was my film of choice on a double-bill with weird science... crap couple of months we just had!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:47 a.m. CST

    who cares

    by DioxholsterReturns

    i dont

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:49 a.m. CST

    John Leguizamo was hot in Too Wong Foo


    I'm not ashamed to admit it.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:53 a.m. CST

    R.I.P. Mr. Patrick Swayze

    by Caylan1976

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST

    hes a ghost now

    by DioxholsterReturns

    trying to learn how to kick a can in a subway station.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:56 a.m. CST


    by Sturgess_Wilder

    Who cares what you think?

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:58 a.m. CST


    by just pillow talk

    He finally caught his last big wave...and he's not coming back.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 7:01 a.m. CST

    Do you think Demi can still see him?

    by IndyCollector

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 7:04 a.m. CST


    by AsimovLives

    How droll.<br><br>It's too bad not everybody enjoys Swayze as much as you do, and his movies as you do. I only liked him in 4 movies, that's it. His passing is still a sad affrair. For all it's worth, you have my sympathies as the fan you are.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Who's Kanye West?

    by AsimovLives

    Somebody important or some shit like that?

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST

    And Abe Vigoda keeps on laughing!

    by ricarleite2

    RIP Patrick Swayze. He's now kicking soda cans in the subway.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 7:07 a.m. CST


    by ricarleite2

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 7:09 a.m. CST

    Goodbye Mr. Swayze

    by elsewhere

    ..and thank you for your contribution to film. RIP.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 7:18 a.m. CST

    While DOUCHES like KANYE still live....

    by Zardozap2005

    Too unfair.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 7:30 a.m. CST

    Going to the Big Little China in the Sky

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    RIP Jack Burton. No horseshit.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 7:31 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    I've been called a lot of things on these boards, but 'droll' is a first. Thanks Asi.<p> Also watch ROADHOUSE to get your total up to 5, if you like RED DAWN and POINT BREAK then you should also appreciate this one.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 7:36 a.m. CST

    Firing Point Break on right now

    by kwisatzhaderach

    "Yo Johnny! I'll see you in the next life!"

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 7:41 a.m. CST

    The Beast

    by Trannyformers_Apologist

    Swayze said he opted not to use painkilling drugs while making "The Beast" because they would have taken the edge off his performance. The show 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.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Wasn't a big fan.. but he earned respect.

    by daveyf

    He was good in Donnie Darko and in Point Break he simply was Bohdi. THE SURFER DUDE per excellence.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 7:46 a.m. CST

    A great actor for sure

    by alienindisguise

    And he never fell into the hollywood actor bullshit which is but one reason I have an immense respect for him.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 7:48 a.m. CST

    I'm confused by this

    by Droid

    Going to the Big Little China in the Sky <p> by StarBlitzer Sep 15th, 2009 07:30:31 AM <P> RIP Jack Burton. No horseshit.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 7:53 a.m. CST

    "He's not coming back." RIP Swayze.

    by spud mcspud

    The man was an 80s legend - all those great movies, done with heart and a wik and his tongue in cheek (for most of them). Jennifer greay called him a "combination of raw masculinity and amazing grace", and that's what he was - a man's man who wasn't afraid to be a woman's man too. Embraced all sides of himself, and by all accounts had (mostly) a long and happy life, especially with his Lisa.<P> Like Paul Newman, not just a great actor and respected philanthropist, but a genuine nice guy with concern for others and a desire to leave the earth a little better for his having been on it. RIP Patrick. You've given millions of us out here a great deal of pleasure and entertainment, and for that, we thank you.<P> Rest in peace. Vaya con dios...

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 7:56 a.m. CST

    AssLives, DioxReturns, PowerRing...

    by spud mcspud

    You buch of Kanye West-level morons. How low do you have to get to go trolling for attention on a fucking Obituary Talkback?<P> You no talent, no class, dumbass pieces of shit. Luckily, you're showing yourselves up for the asses that you are. Get back to Kanye's and go down come Courvoisier, all the while thinking about what badasses you are for talking shit on a TB designed to hnour a great actor's memory. Sad, no class motherfuckers...

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8 a.m. CST

    Cobra-Kai - Swayze was a PROFESSIONAL

    by spud mcspud

    Never distracted. Always distracting.<P> Paid for a nature reserve, contributed to several charitable causes, married to the same woman for over 30 years, came through various trials in his life yet came thorough smiling, entertained all of us (especially in the 80s and early 90s) with fun, watchable, enjoyable, unpretentious movies...<P> He was a Professional all right. I wish him all the best out there on his Last Wave...

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:06 a.m. CST

    Well said

    by Sturgess_Wilder

    Couldn't have put it better Spud!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST


    by ricarleite2

    That was KURT RUSSEEL, you moron.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:12 a.m. CST

    Sorry I_am_not_the_droid_you_are_looki ng_for

    by ricarleite2

    It was not you, but this other moron. Now I get it.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:29 a.m. CST

    No words from Harry about Swayze???

    by Philvis

    Swayze was THE icon in the late 80's and 90's and Harry hasn't said a thing. Shame on you!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:34 a.m. CST

    Been dreading his death

    by Sonny_Williams

    Knew it would be soon, but that doesn't make it any easier to take. Swayze was one of a kind, someone who could take a formulaic B-movie and make it feel like the A stuff. He had a give-and-take with his co-stars that never failed to make both of them shine. With Liam Neeson in NEXT OF KIN, Keanu in POINT BREAK, Sam Elliott in ROAD HOUSE... and on and on and on. Thankfully he leaves a large body of work for us fans to enjoy and remember him. Rest in peace, Patrick.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:44 a.m. CST

    He's like the wind...

    by Snake Foreskin

    RIP, Patrick Swayze. you were by all accounts a very nice man and you will be missed.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Roadhouse was the first 18 (R) film I ever got into

    by Col. Tigh-Fighter

    I was 15/16 at the time! <p> Such a cool guy and a great actor. <p> Nobody puts Baby in the corner! <p>RIP mate! :(

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:48 a.m. CST

    Truly Underated Talent

    by freedunit01

    I enjoyed him in everything he did -- starting with North & South (both 'chapters')!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:49 a.m. CST

    He's having tea with Ms. McGill

    by gdprof27

    Which is the ONLY thing better than a glass of beer.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:50 a.m. CST

    He Should have been Lord Greystroke

    by freedunit01

    Around the time he did Steel Dawn & Dirty Dancing I thought Hollywood missed the boat not doing a live action TARZAN film with Swayze in the role; he had the build, the grace; and the talent to do both action and the quiet moments. A True shame he's gone so soon!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:51 a.m. CST

    by Cobra--Kai

    Good comments Spud, totally agree.<p> There are always a few disrespectful fools in obits, but in the defense of Asimov (not the others) he did actually post a message of condolence too.<p> Far as Harry goes, maybe he commented about the death on his twitter page - who knows or cares.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:53 a.m. CST

    RIP Patrick. You will be missed.

    by radio1_mike

    A graceful guy inside and out. I loved the guy for Point Break, Red Dawn and the SNL Chippendales skit with Chris Farley. But add his role in Donnie Darko, and Ghost... Patrick, you made people happy, which is hard to do in this world. Vaya Con Dios.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:54 a.m. CST

    I guess

    by secretcylon

    he's really a "ghost" now. (Sorry)

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 9:03 a.m. CST

    One of the best...

    by CarolinaProjectionist2005

    One of the best times i've ever had at a movie was seeing RoadHouse on opening night in 89 with a bunch of friends. We loved it! So many great lines, like Wade hitting that guy and then looking at him, laughing and saying "Goddamn, that hurts don't it?". It is still my favorite sick day, curled up on the couch movie. It sucks that Patrick Swayze died, even though we all saw it coming, because it makes me feel old. RIP, Patrick. My best wishes to his family. This is a sad day.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 9:09 a.m. CST

    City of Joy

    by LegoKenobi

    underrated movie, and he really brought it to life for me. stay gold, patrick.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 9:24 a.m. CST

    Swayze Dancing With Farley On SNL Was Classic!

    by BilboRing

    One of the best moments in SNL history. Cancer is a fucker!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Keeping Mum

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I found this little gem in the library. I don't know if it got a big scren release in Great Britain. Kristin Scott Thomas, Maggie Smith, Rowan Atkinson, and Swayze as the golf pro who has the hots for Thomas and her daughter. This is a must see.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    Uncommon Valor.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I was like 12 years old, and my older cousin took his younger brother, my brother and me. It was the first R movie I saw in the theater.Swayze vs Randall Tex Cobb.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 9:27 a.m. CST

    RIP & Thank you, Patrick

    by Nobody26

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Red Dawn Don

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Good grief I'm dating myself, but ironically in that episode of M*A*S*H he had cancer.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 9:34 a.m. CST


    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    That was scary. I had to keep reminding myself that Leguizamo was a guy because er um he was passing with flying colors.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 9:35 a.m. CST

    Cancer still killing folks in 2009?

    by DickBallsworth

    Damn you, Bible thumpers!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 9:46 a.m. CST


    by Grrrr....

    Condolences to the family.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST

    Too Wong Foo....

    by Dragon Man

    Swayze was outstanding in that and it was his best work, I think. You actually believe this was a woman until the scene where his wig gets knocked off, and then you're jarred back to reality. Awesome performance.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 9:57 a.m. CST


    by DrPain

    I think his best film is Ghost. Point Break in for second. Awesome action movie. Never got to watch his tv show, I wanted to though.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 10:36 a.m. CST

    Wow....Just Wow

    by meta4


  • Sept. 15, 2009, 10:39 a.m. CST

    MASH cancer

    by Kentucky Colonel

    His character in MASH had leukemia, right? I'll have to dig that one up (I believe it's in the first three seasons). Patrick was a class act all the way, and I hope his friends and family can find some comfort in knowing how much he was loved for his tough guy goofiness and his man-tastic dancing. looks like a trip to the store to pick up a few DVDs is in order today. Hang Ten, Bohdi. And for what it's worth...when my wife was 14 I was 24 (for a few months anyway). Didn't meet her till she was 23, but you of my friends, at our wedding no less, dubbed her "Jillbait", a nickname I love to use in private.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by snaps_provolone

    The Swayze, you will be missed. I hope your conversation with Death went something like this: DEATH: Prepare do die! SWAYZE: You are SUCH an asshole!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by Snikkar124

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 10:51 a.m. CST


    by snaps_provolone

    The Swayze, you will be missed. I hope your conversation with Death went something like this: DEATH: Prepare to die! SWAYZE: You are SUCH an asshole!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 10:53 a.m. CST

    Keanu Reeves' comment on Swayze's Death:

    by snaps_provolone

    "Vaya con dios, brah."

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 11:03 a.m. CST

    Swayze seemed to embrace the spiritual

    by skimn

    moreso than his acting brethren. At least his body is at peace and he is no longer in pain.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 11:06 a.m. CST

    spud mcspud

    by AsimovLives

    Who the fuck is Kanye West? And what the fuck is your problem if i was no fan of Swayze, and i only liked in in 4 movies? i still exptented my respects and condolences to the family, friends and fans for his departure. So, really, what the fuck is your problem? Over-reacting a bit much, friend?

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 11:09 a.m. CST

    Well, i didn't mentioned Uncommon Value

    by AsimovLives

    Hey, Cobra-Kai, i found the 5th movie where i liked Swayze in, it's Uncomon Value. I tend to forget he was in it, for some reason. The fault is repaired. so there you have it, 5 movies with swayze i liked him in. And no, roadhouse will never feature in any of my list, i don't give a fuck about that movie. Never has, never will.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 11:11 a.m. CST


    by Shaner Jedi

    Swayze carved a small legend for himself. He wasn't the greatest actor. He wasn't the biggest star. He wasn't the biggest legend. But he had character. He was generous. And he had at least a handful of roles that he will be remembered for: The Outsiders. Red Dawn. Point Break. Roadhouse. Ghost. Dirty Dancing. And yes, even the some times over the top tv mini- North and South. You did your thing. RIP Patrick Swayze.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 11:13 a.m. CST

    It's Valor, but it is a great value

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 11:17 a.m. CST

    VERY well said RKDN

    by benlinus

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 11:22 a.m. CST

    He was an underrated actor

    by Reckoner

    Point Break and Ghost are what I remember the most...I thought he was quite convincing in The Beast as a shady cop. He brought an energy to everything he did. Rest in Peace, Patrick.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Funny, I didn't remember a ninja in Roadhouse.

    by Royston Lodge

    Are there many ninjas in the South?

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 11:35 a.m. CST


    by Johnno

    Family Guy... But anyway Ghost is a film I'll always remember... more so for the interaction between Woopi Goldberg and Swayze rather than Demi Moore or whoever it was that was his wife in the movie...

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 11:38 a.m. CST

    Oops! Confused Swayze with Kurt Russell!

    by Get_Me_An_18-Man_Fire_Team_In_12_Hours

    Did I just condemn Kurt Russell to death? Don't go quietly into that dark night!!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:01 p.m. CST

    If the U.S. government would pump as much money into cancer rese

    by Sithdan

    as they do for corrupt banks and greedy Wall Street fatcats, cancer would be a thing of the past.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:29 p.m. CST

    I saw Powder Blue for naked Biel...

    by Gus Sinclair

    and to my delight Swayze has a role getting hummers from Asian strippers. I hope to remembered the same way. RIP.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:36 p.m. CST


    by KillDozer

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:45 p.m. CST

    She Passes Wind

    by Squashua

    We're at the drive-in, she sends me for foo-od.<br> I return with her order; don't want to be ruu-ude.<br> <br> She eats a hotdog loaded with onions and chee-ese.<br> Piled high with chili, and just dripping with gree-ease.<br> <br> Feel her breath on my faa-ace.<br> I'm tryin' hard not to breathe.<br> Get me outta this plaa-ace.<br> She wiped her mouth on my slee-eve.<br> <br> She passes wind. {She pa-sses wind}<br> She passes wii-ind. {She pa-sses wind}<br> She passes wind. {She pa-sses wind}<br> She passes wiiind! {She pa-sses wind} (She did it again.)<br><br> She passes wind...<br> <br> Lyrics courtesy of early 90's Z100 Morning ZOO of NYC. <br><br> RIP DALTON

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 12:55 p.m. CST

    that sucks

    by JettL93

    I wanted him to play The Riddler in Batman 3

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Sithdan, I was thinking something similar.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Not Wall Street, but AIDS research. What I'm about to say will offend many, but it's the truth. Most people who get AIDS bring it on themselves. They get it from using drugs, or sleeping around. The days of getting it from a blood transfusion are long over. The true innocents are the ones who get it invitro from their mom, or the unfortunate spouse who gets it from a cheating mate. I won't quote statistics as 1) I don't have any and 2)anyone can make a figure fit the way they want. Bottom line is if you have unprotected sex or do drugs you are playing Russian Roulette every single time. Now Swayze was not that smart in that he smoked his whole life, or close to it. However, most cancer is not from behavior. Even with let's say lung cancer it's not like every cigarette you smoke could be the one to end your life. I'm sorry if the facts offend, but facts are facts. I say get rid of 90 percent of AIDS research money and put it into a cure for cancer or other diseases that are not caused by your own poor choices.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 1:10 p.m. CST

    R.I.P Sir

    by otm shank

    Swayze seemed to be a likeable guy.<p> And Sam Elliott is the man. It will be a sad time when he leaves us as well.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 2:06 p.m. CST


    by Rollofpennies

    Roadhouse is one of my favorites.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 2:27 p.m. CST

    The guy was a great actor. RIP.

    by Hint_of_Smegma

    And by all accounts, a pretty cool guy in real life, so RIP man. Thanks for Roadhouse, Black Dog, Point Break, Ghost, Dirty Dancing, Next of Kin, Keeping Mum and Donnie Darko - all will be played many times to come on my big screen until I take the big dirt nap too. Thanks for the entertainment.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Still Waiting For The Ed McMahon Talkback!

    by DrunkenBusboy

    Once you finally do an Ed McMahon talkback then these celebs will stop dying!! Lift the curse!! Lift it!!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 3:19 p.m. CST

    My Own Private Patrick Swayze

    by pokadoo

    by Male Nurse. RIP Swayze.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 4:30 p.m. CST


    by ISleptWithKathyBatesAndAllThatIGotWasThisStupidTalkbackName


  • Sept. 15, 2009, 5:27 p.m. CST

    NOBODY puts Swayze in a corner!

    by finky089

    In a wooden box six feet under, maybe. But NOT IN A CORNER! <p> Hear me, Dr. Houseman!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 5:29 p.m. CST

    Am I the only one who finds it funny that....

    by finky089

    There's a GIANT pissed off Rancor face at the top of this page, just inches away from Swayze's photo (RIP) and with it, the phrase "There will be no bargain" <p>?

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    He's like the wind...

    by MrMysteryGuest

    R.I.P. Patrick Swayze

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:01 p.m. CST

    When you want the ultimate rush...

    by TakingScorpiosCalls gotta be willing to be the ultimate price.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    Aw damn messed that up

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    When you want the ultimate rush, you gotta be willing to pay the ultimate price.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:02 p.m. CST

    The paps hounded him until he died...

    by andyny29

    see the latest cover of national enquirer. Fuck them.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:07 p.m. CST

    "The paps hounded him until he died..."

    by finky089

    almost as bad as an angry rancor!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:29 p.m. CST

    You can tell a dude wrote this obit b/c he didn't post

    by AlienDragQueen

    a video to the nobody puts baby in a corner scene from dirty dancing, and at least 10 girls on my facebook has made nobody puts baby references so far

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST

    R.I.P Orry..We loved you..

    by steverogers5

    I liked him ever since way way back in the 80es when he was doing North and South, and despite an absolute abundance of stars in those 2 mini-series he nonetheless was outshining damn near everyone in the cast..Guy was a class act. I'll never forget dodging University lectures with my best mates to go off and see Point Break, again and again..What a rush that movie was.. He really will be missed..

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:34 p.m. CST


    by thelordofhell

    Abe Vigoda will outlive everyone!! All hail the great Abe Vigoda!!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:42 p.m. CST

    To me he was as awesome as Steve Mcqueen.

    by theycallmemrtibbs

    When it came to doing action movies anyway. Like Mcqueen, whenever I heard Swayze's name attached to something I had to see it. <p> Outsiders, Red Dawn, Road House, Black Dog, Youngblood, Point Break. I even enjoyed Ghost.He totally creep me out in Donny Darko. I thought the Beast had something going for it, I watched it. Oddly, I draw the line with Dirty Dancing. <p> I can't watched that movie even if my life depended on it, not even at gun point. I don't know what it is but I become physically ill from the site of the movie poster. Maybe the overkill of the soundtrack did it for me? Whenever I hear "I had the time of my life" Vomiting is not too far behind. <p> It's funny, Back in the 90's people use to say when they parted ways <p> "I'm Ghost like Swayze" meaning I'm outta here. Now Swayze is Ghost.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:46 p.m. CST

    A final defiant death-cry: "Wolverines!!"

    by _V_

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 8:50 p.m. CST

    I saw ROADHOUSE with a bunch of coeds

    by Hikaru Ichijo

    Freshman year. A bunch of girls still dizzy over Dirty Dancing. Why not? It was stepping into a parallel universe for a moment, where everything I thought I knew about the guy was wrong. Good times!

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 9:01 p.m. CST

    My Sister has lost another of her icons in dance

    by MGTHEDJ

    She was a ballet dancer. Admired Michael Jackson, and she LOVED Patrick Swayze. The Dirty Dancing soundtrack was always playing in her room, and she watched that movie on a loop all through the late 1980's.<p>I personally loved Red Dawn and Point Break. My favorite skit from the SNL show is actually not Chippendales', but the one he did with Jan Hooks called "White Trash Bed and Breakfast." Swazey drinks ketchup straight out of the bottle. He and Hooks just let their inner-Southern freakiness loose, accents and all.<p>My best to his wife and family.-----m

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 9:04 p.m. CST

    My Sister has lost another of her icons in dance

    by MGTHEDJ

    She was a ballet dancer. Admired Michael Jackson, and she LOVED Patrick Swayze. The Dirty Dancing soundtrack was always playing in her room, and she watched that movie on a loop all through the late 1980's.<p>I personally loved Red Dawn and Point Break. My favorite skit from the SNL show is actually not Chippendales', but the one he did with Jan Hooks called "White Trash Bed and Breakfast." Swazye drinks ketchup straight out of the bottle. He and Hooks just let their inner-Southern freakiness loose, accents and all.<p>My best to his wife and family.-----m

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 10:26 p.m. CST

    go gently into that great surf, RIP Bohdi!

    by ironic_name

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 10:31 p.m. CST

    I was shook and heart broken

    by thecheesegrommit

    when I heard Patrick Swayze had succumb to his illness. I swear the Grim Reaper has bought a time share in Los Angeles. This has been an awful year for Hollywood. I am not moving back to L.A. until he moves back to Florida.

  • Sept. 15, 2009, 10:32 p.m. CST


    by thecheesegrommit


  • Sept. 16, 2009, 12:47 a.m. CST

    Only Whoopi Goldberg can help him now

    by SKY__Shazad

  • Sept. 16, 2009, 1:09 a.m. CST

    Ditto, mutherfucker!

    by finky089

    Sam Wheat said so!

  • Sept. 16, 2009, 2:24 a.m. CST

    Bohdi was da bomb in that Reagan mask

    by TakingScorpiosCalls

    I was always partial to the Nixon mask myself.

  • Sept. 16, 2009, 5:43 a.m. CST

    R.I.P. Patrick

    by HagCeli

  • Sept. 16, 2009, 6:09 a.m. CST

    Royston Lodge

    by spud mcspud

    Possibly the only thing that could have made ROAD HOUSE cooler was ninjas.<P> Other than that, the movie was ice-cold cool. And Swayze and Sam Elliott = coolest buddy duo EVER on film.

  • Sept. 16, 2009, 8:25 a.m. CST

    EVERYONE is dieing (1212) is comming, The Rapture

    by a_terradactyl

    is NOW

  • Sept. 16, 2009, 8:26 a.m. CST

    Not only McMahon, but there was no

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    John Quade talkback either.

  • Sept. 16, 2009, 8:28 a.m. CST

    I mean 2012 asshole

    by a_terradactyl

  • Sept. 17, 2009, 2:16 a.m. CST

    The Outsiders - Commentary

    by Flexfill

    Coppola's complete novel director's cut DVD version of The Outsiders has a commentary track from the reassembled cast 20 years later. Swayze, Lane and everyone else provide great insight into this strong new cut of the film. Swayze seems genuinely moved during the commentary and very proud to be a part of this classic film. This was the film that put him and others on the map and it is well worth a look. "Stay Gold." Patrick Swayze always will.