Monday, September 14, 2009
Patrick Swayze has Passed
He lost his battle with pancreatic cancer today. Here are better details than I could provide: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090915/ap_on_en_mo/us_obit_swayze_11.
As an adolescent in the eighties it was hard to avoid films like “Ghost” and “Dirty Dancing”. Some of the roles that really stick out in my mind are bit ones that sneak up on you like that sleazy self-help guru from “Donnie Darko” or Vida from “To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar”. He was good at what he did and he will be missed.
It pained me when I heard of his diagnosis and it pains me now hearing of his passing. I’ve said it before and I will, unfortunately, say it again; man, I hate cancer. I know that amazing strides have been made in combating the plague of our time but it is a testament to our values that we have more pills for erectile dysfunction and creams for hair loss than we have viable, sustainable, cancer treatments.
My thoughts and prayers are with the man’s family and friends at this time.