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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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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This week's Entertainment Weekly magazine will feature a tribute to beloved actor, Patrick Swayze.
They've honored Swayze with a special cover feature.
He was such a handsome and talented actor!
Patrick had once told the mag, "No matter what opinion Hollywood has of you, the fans never forget you if you never forget them.”
And he won't be forgotten.
Such a compliment to his work!
On the live results show next Wednesday, Dancing with the Stars will pay tribute to Patrick Swayze, whose recent passing was a sudden shock to the entertainment community.
“We have some very fond memories of [the late actor] coming to help us out when we were a tiny little show way back when,” said Conrad Green, Dancing’s executive producer.
The beloved actor and trained dancer made an appearance of Dancing with the Stars' first season in 2005, demonstrating a few moves in rehearsal for friend John O’Hurley and even came to support the show by attending the season 1 finale.
“He was one of the few people to integrate dance with being an A-list actor,” continued Green. “He inspired many people and many of our pros to dance. We want to honor the great moments he’s brought to film by getting our dancers to do their interpretation to some music from his films.”
Can't wait. Will U be watching?!
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It seems Patrick Swayze was really a pleasure to work with as another former costar reveals.
According to Keanu Reeves, his Point Break costar did not only commit himself to a role, but lived life to the limits - and fearlessly.
"There was some sky diving sequences in this film we did together and as filming was going on it came to be that Patrick was jumping out of airplanes all the time. I think he had over 30 jumps during the course of filming and so the production served him with a cease and desist which he listened to until they got to Hawaii. He jumps out of planes and did the flips and falling to the ground and he did it with an open heart."
"He was a beautiful person, an artist. Patrick, he just wanted to experience life and for his work he wanted to take the opportunity of the film and it gave him that sense."
"I can say what I know that he lived life to the fullest. My sympathies and condolences go out to his friends and family."
He was a man loved by all!
In honor of his recent passing, Whoopi Goldberg adoringly remembers her Ghost costar, Patrick Swayze.
"Patrick was a really good man, a funny man and one to whom I owe much that I can't ever repay. I believe in Ghost's message, so he'll always be near."
The film was some of Swayze's finest work and Goldberg earned an Academy Award for her role in it.
No doubt, due to playing opposite Patrick's stellar performance.
He will be greatly missed!
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The classic romantic flick Dirty Dancing has become one of the staple films for anyone who loves Patrick Swayze. We still get a little excited when Johnny is able to lift Baby in the end.
Now, with the passing of the industry icon, his co-star, Jennifer Grey, has released a statement remembering her friend and colleague. She says:
"When I think of him, I think of being in his arms when we were kids, dancing, practicing the lift in the freezing lake, having a blast doing this tiny little movie we thought no one would ever see. Patrick was a rare and beautiful combination of raw masculinity and amazing grace. My heart goes out to his wife and childhood sweetheart, Lisa Niemi, to his mom, Patsy, and to the rest of their family."
We also continue to send our best to Lisa and the rest of Patrick's family.
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