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RIP Patrick Swayze

We all knew this day was coming. Patrick Swayze has passed on after a valiant battle with cancer (which he was also working as an actor through).

Oh the Swayz, how much joy you've given us. While most will remember you for the obligatory box-office successes of Dirty Dancing and Ghost, I enjoy digging slightly deeper into your catalog.

Your portrayal of Bodhi in Point Break was amazing. Check this sock puppet rendition of the film if you haven't seen it and want a primer.

Kicking ass in Roadhouse was also thrilling to watch. In this capacity you also gave us the line "Pain don't hurt".
And what was lauded by some as your come-back role, the work you did as motivational speaker Jim Cunningham in Donnie Darko will be considered timeless in my book (in particular the moment in the montage where your character cries alone in his living room).

Patrick Swayze, thanks for all you've given us. you will be missed.

Oh snap - in looking for images I realized I forgot to mention Swayze's amazing SNL Chippendale's skit with Chris Farley

And the brilliant original song from the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, "She's Like the Wind" Yeah - Patrick also knew how to write a kick-ass ballad too. Damn - what a talent.

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