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Published:September 15th, 2009 09:47 EST
Patrick Swayze Dirty Dancing In Heaven

Patrick Swayze Dirty Dancing In Heaven

By Robert Paul Reyes

Patrick Swayze died Monday after battling pancreatic cancer for almost two years. He died at the relatively young age of 57.

Swayze oozed masculinity and exuded righteousness in most of his screen roles. As a bouncer in "Road House", a dance instructor in "Dirty Dancing", a dead man in "Ghost", or even a drag queen in "To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, he was a "man`s man."

Women loved him in his romantic roles in "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost", and men loved his action movies like "Red Dawn."

Swayze wasn`t just a hero on the big screen; he was a hero in real life as well. Swayze keep on acting to the very end, even as he was waging an unwinnable fight against pancreatic cancer.

Swayze could have rested on his laurels, and given up after he was diagnosed with cancer. But he kept on doing what he was born to do: Act.

Like the character in Ghost who just couldn`t leave the Earth because he was concerned about his girlfriend`s safety, Patrick Swayze will never leave this world, he will live on forever in his great film roles.

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