I had the time of my life, Patrick Swayze

I was really sad to learn just a few minutes ago that Patrick Swayze succombed today to pancreatic cancer, which he’s been battling for 20 months. He first captured my heart when I snuck into the hallway to watch Dirty Dancing, when I was “too young” to watch it, according to my parents. He’s one of the reasons why I love dance as much as I do.

Wanted to see some Swayze myself, so I found this 1994 video of Swayze dancing with his wife Lisa Niemi. They made a movie together in 2003 called One Last Dance.

And here’s the first (of 5) video of the Swayze-Barbara Walters interview:

One of my friends just Tweeted, “RIP Patrick Swayze…Heaven just got one hell of a bouncer.” I’m going to amend that to, “Heaven just got one hell of a dancer.”