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Posted at 3:55 PM ET, 09/14/2010

Remembering Patrick Swayze on the first anniversary of his death

By Jen Chaney

Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey in "Dirty Dancing." (Lionsgate) | Swayze photo gallery

Today marks the anniversary of the passing of Patrick Swayze, who died Sept. 14, 2009, after a very public struggle with pancreatic cancer.

In his honor, here are a few clips designed to pay homage to the departed and missed star of "The Outsiders," "Ghost," "Point Break" and, of course, "Dirty Dancing."

Swayze (and some deer blood) in "Red Dawn":

Swayze and Chris Farley, in the instant-classic "Saturday Night Live" Chippendales sketch:

"She's Like the Wind":

Kicking butt in 1989's "Road House":

Advising America's youth in "Donnie Darko":

In one of the more random homages, the team at "Mystery Science Theater 3000" singing "A Patrick Swayze Christmas":

Swayze, explaining why he hated the line "Nobody puts Baby in a corner":

And last, lifting a certain future "Dancing With the Stars" contestant in "Dirty Dancing":

By Jen Chaney  | September 14, 2010; 3:55 PM ET
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Jezebel had a particularly nice tribute to his manliness today as well:

Posted by: sjcpeach | September 14, 2010 4:29 PM | Report abuse

Years ago my ex-wife's best friend died from leukemia - she swore to organize something to remember him on that day every year. The next year, being prepared to donate time and/or money to some function, I asked what we were doing for John's anniversary - to which she replied 'Who?'

Give it a couple years Jen - you wont remember 'baby' at all

Posted by: quintiliusvarus | September 14, 2010 4:31 PM | Report abuse

It is no longer September 14, 2010 AD.


It is now Patrickus 1, 2 APS.

Posted by: gmart68b | September 14, 2010 4:52 PM | Report abuse

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