The 80s and early 90s just wouldn’t have been the same without Patrick Swayze. Who doesn’t have a million memories of Dirty Dancing, or remember the summer Ghost took the world by storm? And who wasn’t reduced to goo by the sheer hotness of Point Break, possibly one of the most fantastic action films ever made? Patrick was beautiful, bad ass, sensitive, and graceful, a combination we aren’t likely to see onscreen any time in the near future, if ever again.
The loss of such a familiar figure is always sobering and sad, but it’s also a reminder to celebrate life. Somehow I don’t think that Patrick (or Chris Farley) would mind if we took a moment to remember them fondly… as the greatest Chippendales dancers of all time: