Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Remembering Patrick Swayze

"If I leave this Earth, I want to leave this Earth just knowing I've tried to give something back and tried to do something worthwhile with myself."

-- Patrick Swayze (August 18, 1952 - September 14, 2009)

Now I've had the time of my life
No I never felt like this before
Yes I swear it's the truth
and I owe it all to you

-- Time of my Life (Dirty Dancing), 1987

As a child, I first saw him in the movie Dirty Dancing, which took the world by a storm! Years later, his equally magnificient performance in the movie Ghost, with co-starrer Demi Moore, was among the finest I'd come to see!

The iconic Swayze attained his heavenly abode yesterday, after a long drawn, painful battle with pancreatic cancer! This post pays tribute to a wonderful soul, who immortalized himself in the minds of millions by his performances and charm!

Rest in peace sailor!

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31 comments:

  1. Hi :)
    My first time here!!
    ""painful battle with pancreatic cancer""
    Cancer is a dreadly disease!! I know the pain!!
    May his soul rest in peace!

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  2. Hi:)
    you have a nice blog
    I have blogrolled..
    its just a notification..
    will get back to ur posts asap!!
    btw I have answered to ur comment!

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  3. Rakesh, belated happy b'day dude, really sorry not to have wished you earlier!!

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  4. RIP

    some wonderful memories he left.. !!

    for me Dirty Dancing was his biggest memory... !!

    Ghost another big one.. and

    Allan Quatermain in King Solomon's mines..

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  5. May his soul rest in peace ....
    We never forget him !!

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  6. RIP PS. Sometime it is ppl like you who gives us the courage to carry on and fight the acrimonies of life.

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  7. Never heard or seen him before ! May his soul rest in peace !!!

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  8. who can ever forget his sexy moves in Dirty Dancing. An all time classic so he'll live in our memories.. I never knew he was suffering till I read yesterday on news-sites that he is no more..

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  9. What do I say except condolences to people who knew him.... I was follower of his work and saw him last in 'The Beast'. Yet, 'Ghost' stands out taller and more euphoric than 'Dirty Dancing' as per me. He was cool.

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  10. he was a genuine actor. heartthrob for millions of girls. But, we Indians will remember him forever for "City Of Joy"

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  11. I too,enjoyed those 2 movies where he was at his best.

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  12. Shruti

    Thanks for visiting and leaving me your comments! I pray for your peace, always!

    RIP Pat!

    Rakesh

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  13. Rahul

    Thanks very much! Appreciate your gesture!

    Rakesh

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  14. Rahul A

    Thanks very much! Truly appreciate your wishes!

    Cheers

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  15. Hitch Writer

    Indeed! Some wonderful memories that have become a legacy!
    Dirty Dancing & Ghost - the best I've known!

    RIP Pat!

    Rakesh

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  16. Numerounity

    RIP Pat! Indeed, these are the extraordinary people who have a message for all of us to learn out of!

    Rakesh

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  17. Anya

    Indeed! RIP Pat! Well will, as you said, never forget him!

    Rakesh

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  18. Vimmuuu

    You have to watch Dirty Dancing & Ghost! Trust me!

    Rakesh

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  19. Aria

    Indeed! As a kid, I was in love with the movie and still am!

    RIP Pat!

    Rakesh

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  20. Vee

    Unfortunately yes! Ghost as you said, is a league apart one that celebrates love, like none other! And the track by Righteous Brothers - Awe-fantastic-some!

    RIP Pat!

    Rakesh

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  21. Deepak

    Indeed an icon! I'm yet to watch City of Joy and will do so!

    RIP Pat!

    Rakesh

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  22. Marie

    Yes - they are some of the finest!

    RIP Pat!

    Rakesh

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  23. I miss him, he was one of those heroes I admired when I was a kid. My folks and I watched the movie Ghost, though they moved me when the adult content was on, but the movie was a hit among us.
    I guess he was the best actor then for me.
    RIP Mr. Swayze.

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