Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Dancer, R.I.P.










9 comments:

Beej said...

Such a loss, such a sad sad loss. From everything I've ever read about him he was a nice man. Thsnks for posting this tribute.

tweetey30 said...

I feel like I am missing something here. VV on my blog list has posted about him today too. I never knew he was sick.. Yikes.. He hid it very well didnt he??? I saw him on a piece with some one a while back and had no idea..

pontalba said...

Great pictures Candy, he was a lovely man.

Lee said...

Wow, I had no idea he was sick either. What a classic hunkerooni. I'm sorry he's gone.

SME said...

Thanks so much - he didn't get enough cred while he was here, and he'll be missed.

Malcolm said...

I like how you let the pictures of Patrick speak for themselves. I never gave "Point Break" much thought, but after seeing pics from it and hearing people talk about over the last 24 hours... now I want to see it.

Gardenia said...

Like so many others, I loved him. He will be missed - greatly. I just watched a couple of his movies recently. He was beautiful.

Candy Minx said...

Thanks for stopping by folks...and checking out these pictures. Swayze fought many obstacles to become a dancer and performer. He has given interviews where he recalled how angry his dad was that his mum taught him ballet. His father, in Texas, believed that boys dancing, particularily artistic formal dance, was for "sissies".

Swayze had the masculine strength of dancing we see very rarely displayed most well known in Gene Kelly: a robust and varied style with sensitivity and strength. And...not only that he was in some awesome movies!

A forgotten role that I loved him in was a cameo in "Donnie Darko" which rivaled Alec Baldwin in "Glen Gary", Tom Cruise in "Magnolia" and "Mike Myers in "Inglorious Basterds".

* (asterisk) said...

Point Break is a great fun movie.

And Swayze was really good in Darko.