Tuesday, September 15, 2009


I found out last night that Patrick Swayze passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. I remember when he came out about his diagnosis, thinking it wasn't good. He had one of the evil cancers that's not had a good survival rate.

I was a Swayze fan. After Dirty Dancing and Ghost, he had quite a few fans. "Nobody puts Baby in a corner." An immortal line that will live on.

It's been a very terrible year for celebrities. Farrah Fawcett. Michael Jackson. Billy Mays. Walter Cronkite. Bea Arthur. Many more :>(

I'm glad no one stuck Swayze in a corner and his movies will live on. Not to mention his spirit. It would have been very easy for him to give up. Instead, he took a role on a TV show and went to work each day. He lobbied for cancer research. He turned the last bit of his life into something positive. All of us can only hope to do the same.

Godspeed, Patrick Swayze. You will be missed.

Mechele Armstrong

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