Patrick Swayze

RIP Patrick Swayze. What a Sad, Sad Day…

Patrick Swayze died today after losing his battle to pancreatic cancer. He was 57-years-old, and he was reportedly surrounded by loved ones as he passed away. It breaks my heart to even think about him being gone, and not just because Roadhouse is one of the best movies ever made. To many people, he was more than just an icon from the 80s and 90s. To say he will be greatly missed is an understatement that fails to do him justice, so I’ll just say that it’s truly tragic.

The summer of death has claimed another victim. Rest in peace, Patrick.

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Patrick Swayze Diagnosed With Cancer

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Dirty Dancing star Patrick Swayze, seen here with his wife at the grand opening of Planet Hollywood Las Vegas last November, has reportedly been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. His mother, Patsy Swayze said “I don’t really want to talk about it, but I know he’s sick…But he has great doctors and a great prognosis and that’s all I can say.” Swayze, 55, was diagnosed over a month ago and is receiving chemotherapy treatment at Stanford University’s highly respected cancer center.

Our thoughts are with Patrick and the entire Swayze family during this difficult time.

Planet Hollywood Vegas Grand Opening

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The stars were out last night at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino grand opening in Las Vegas. Thos in attendance included Bruce Willis, Sylvester Stallone, Demi Moore, Ashton Kutcher, Tom Jones, Pamela Anderson, Patrick Swayze, Nelly, Danny Devito and Rhea Perlman, David Hasselhoff, Orlando Jones, Monique Coleman, Chris Kirkpatrick and “Pushing Daisies'” Kristin Chenoweth, Chi McBride and Lee Pace.

The resort, formerly the Aladdin, has been newly and completely renovated and includes 2,600 rooms, 15 restaurants including Koi and Strip House and 170 specialty shops and houses memorabilia valued at over $20 million. The new resort aims to be an interface between Hollywood and Las Vegas, serving as a venue for movie premieres, TV and film production and poker tournaments. Planet Hollywood founder and CEO Robert Earl, who is one of the investors, says “It’s contemporary and a 24-hour party. We’ve created a unique backdrop for relations between Vegas and Hollywood, and we now have a $2 billion asset on the Strip with our trademark.”