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A Swayze Memorial/Benefit - This Weekend!

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This Sunday, a private memorial will be held for the late Patrick Swayze.

The benefit will take place at Sony Studios in Culver City, California.

Donations will be made to either "Stanford University: The Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund" or to "Stand Up to Cancer".

Hopefully a lot of donations will be made.

Every dollar helps!

[Image via WENN.]

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Patrick Swayze: In His Own Words

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In his soon-to-be released memoir, Time of My Life, Patrick Swayze details his love of acting, his legacy and the "anger, bitterness and despair" he felt during his fight to survive.

The late actor wrote:

On his diagnosis:
"When my doctors at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles said the words 'pancreatic cancer,' a single thought popped into my head: I'm a dead man. Now, a lot of things go through your head when you get a death sentence handed to you, starting with: 'Why me?' It's hard not to sink into bitterness … For me, that initial shock quickly turned into self-criticism and blame."

On his struggle:
"I was not ready to go, and I'd be damned if this disease was going to take me before I was good and ready. So I said to my doctor, 'Show me where the enemy is and I'll fight him.'" It was "the most challenging, eye-opening battle I've ever had."

On his famous pottery foray in Ghost:
"We really made up the scene as we went along. It was pretty sexy playing in all that clay, so all we had to do was go with it … She was very warm, much warmer than she'd been in the other scenes we'd been in together."

On what he'd leave behind:
"Whenever someone asks me what my legacy is, I say the same thing. I'm not finished yet."

So sad.

So brave.

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A Dancing Tribute To Patrick Swayze

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In case you missed it…..

Watch the dancers of Dancing With the Stars pay special tribute to an amazing actor and dancer, Patrick Swayze, from last night's show (above).

Quite touching!

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Whoopi Is Not Impressed With Suzanne Somers

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In the wake of Patrick Swayze's death, Suzanne Somers was quoted saying some very controversial remarks regarding the late actor's cancer treatments. Close friend to Patrick, Whoopi Goldberg, had some words for Suzanne on Tuesday's episode of The View:

"In case she doesn't know, Patrick did everything and went everywhere to try and stay healthy as long as he could. That he's been gone a week and this statement came out is bad timing and bad taste and Suzanne, you should know better. And I'm not sure that's what you meant to do, but you should have thought about it."

We agree!

However Suzanne has addressed the unfortunate misunderstanding on her website and she does sound very apologetic:

"In a casual conversation at a private party (with someone who never identified himself as a reporter) at the Toronto Film Festival last week, I was asked about this beloved actor. It was never my intention to make an official statement about his passing. I was not informed or aware I was being interviewed. I would never have been so insensitive as to offer a public statement so close to his untimely passing. I sincerely apologize if my comment has caused any additional pain to his family during this difficult time. I send my deepest condolences for their loss."

You have to be more careful who you're blabbing to, especially about such a sensitive issue!

You just never know who could be listening!

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One Of The Last Things Patrick Swayze Did

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One of the last things Patrick Swayze did while he was alive was finish his autobiography called The Time of My Life. Along with the actual book, fans of Patrick should know that the actor did an emotional and heartfelt reading of his new autobiography that is said to give you chills.

The reading will be released as an audiobook CD and will be available on the same day the book releases, September 29, 2009.

With his recent passing, this will add a whole new subtext to his actual text.

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Suzanne Somers' Controversial Remarks About Patrick Swayze's Death!

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After the tragic passing of Patrick Swayze, many stars have been opening up about their cherished memories of the late actor.

However, Suzanne Somers, in a controversial move, is criticizing Swayze's cancer treatments, saying that it was the chemotherapy that caused his death.

A known advocate of alternative health methods, Somers is reported as saying:

"They took a beautiful man and put poison in his body. Why couldn't they have built him up nutritionally and gotten rid of the toxins? I hate to be controversial…but I have to speak out."

While Suzanne probably meant well, especially as a survivor of breast cancer, we're not sure if a comment like this should have been released.

Chemotherapy has been known to save many lives and pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the disease. Patrick fought his illness bravely for a long time and comments like these could be hurtful to his grieving loved ones.

We kinda think she should have shut her trap!

What do U think?

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Patrick Swayze Memorial Held In Dirty Dancing Town

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Tucked away in North Carolina is the small town of Lake Lure where Patrick Swayze once twirled Jennifer Grey around the dance floor.

The town served as the setting for Dirty Dancing and in remembrance of the great man and actor, the town is planning a memorial to celebrate Patrick Swayze.

On Saturday, the town will honor him with a memorial service at 7 p.m. at Firefly Cove, recognizable to fans as Camp Chimney.

The service is free, but visitors will be asked to donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

Sounds like a wonderful way to remember a wonderful man.

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