Patrick Swayze, 1952-2009

Patrick Swayze died yesterday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Still, when he was diagnosed early in 2008, doctors only gave him a few months to live — Swayze fought and beat the odds to live this long, and even star in the A&E series The Beast. Swayze starred in beloved nerd flicks like Donnie Darko and Red Dawn (still the only movie to feature Jennifer Grey getting gunned down), but is probably best known to us as Dalton, the lead in what the MST3K/Rifftrax guys have rightly called the greatest movie of all time, Road House (oh, and Point Break was pretty awesome as well). FilmDrunk probably puts it best: “Has anyone else ever been in so many bad movies that everyone loves?” See you, Dalton. At least we know you’ll have kicked all the assholes out of heaven by the time we get there.