9.14.2009

Gone

33 comments:

Anonymous said...

She was a talented under used actress.

Anonymous said...

R.I.P HE WAS A GREAT PERSON

Anonymous said...

Bless his heart! He fought so hard! He was a truly great actor and man, and will be missed!

Anonymous said...

Only 57. Makes you want to make better use of every day.

Anonymous said...

I know it's gone but you can't really see her nose in that pic.

chupacabra said...

Jennifer Grey is dead? God, that's sad. Well, at least now- Baby can come out of the corner.

wildboynoah said...

It is very sad.

Anonymous said...

RIP, he gave it a hell of a fight.

House of R and R said...

Ditto 9:00.

Anonymous said...

So So sad! Can't believe more people aren't reacting. Who else is going to die. Farrah, Micheal,now Patrick.

Anonymous said...

should have quit smoking...

Casual Observer said...

Dalton's gone.

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:22, it was Patrick Swayze that died, not Jennifer Grey. DUH

Anonymous said...

Red Dawn

Anonymous said...

He's gonna come back just like in Ghost

Anonymous said...

Nobody sends Swayze to the coroner!

Anonymous said...

yet another reminder of all of our mortalities. It's hell when the stars you grew up with start dying, huh?

Anonymous said...

8:22....he died, not her!

Anonymous said...

Nobody puts Baby in a corner.

Anonymous said...

Don't Cry!!!

Let it turn to somethin' else.

Anonymous said...

7:14, he died of pancreatic cancer, not lung cancer, which has nothing to do with smoking. It's a long, horrible death, and he fought a better battle than most. He was a very admirable man.

Anonymous said...

To 9:05 AM:

Actually, smoking does contribute to pancreatic cancer. Check your medical dictionary.



RIP Patrick Swayze

Anonymous said...

9:05....Smoking increases the risks of all cancer, not just lung cancer. Your blood flows to your lungs and every other part of your body and carries everything. A trained monkey could figure that much out! Not saying that smoking totally caused it. Some of the most health-cautious people will die from cancer that never did anything that would have caused it. It's just life.

Anonymous said...

WWOOLLVVEEERRRIINNEEESSSS!!!!

Anonymous said...

The cause of pancreatic cancer is not known. You do not know what you're talking about. Smoking increases the risk of many types of cancer, but pancreatic cancer is not directly related to a history of smoking.

Anonymous said...

Opps: I stand corrected. Per the Mayo Clinic site, smoking DOES increase the risk of pancreatic cancer, along with being obese, black, 70-80 yrs old, and a family history, among other risk factors. I was mistaken.

chupacabra said...

Swayze himself understood his cigarette usage contributed to his cancer, "A smoker for decades, Swayze acknowledged the likely connection between the habit and his condition. "I will go so far as to say probably smoking had something to do with my pancreatic cancer," he said. While he has not yet kicked the habit, he did say that he has "seriously cut down." .

Statistically you are about 3 times more likely to be diagnosed with pancreatic ca if a smoker.

Most recearch shows one reason for this is smoking promotes the formation of proteins that help cancer cells survive (as opposed to actually initiating the cancer).

There are also studies which demonstrate a gene mutation associated with pancreatic ca and nearly all of these patients smoked and in fact most pancreatic ca patients who are smokers are in fact heavy smokers (two packs+ per day).

The lowest numbers you'll find demonstating a link between pancreatic ca and smoking is about 33%.

I've been a nurse for many years and have taken care of many people with pancreatic ca- 100% have been smokers.

NancyNurse said...

He was also a heavy drinker which also can contribute to pancreatitis and pancreatic cancer, sad nonetheless. What woman didn't fall in love with him in Dirty Dancing?

Anonymous said...

Currently watching Ghost, makes me cry every time.

Anonymous said...

Geesh, we'll go out somehow. Blame the deceased for his own death? You people are too judgmental! My dad died of cancer. He never smoked a day in his life or live with a smoker. Is his death more sad because he didn't smoke? Shit happens. (No, I am not a smoker.)

Anonymous said...

Chup..he may not have kicked the habit, but he surely kicked the bucket.

wordkyle said...

My primary thought of Swayze is from Roadhouse or the lesser-known Next of Kin.

Anonymous said...

He drank, he smoked, well he also breathed the air...