If 2008 was about celebrity babies, 2009 is about celebrity deaths. And seemingly premature celebrity deaths at that. Jeez. After a well-publicized bout with pancreatic cancer, Patrick Swayze has died at the age of 57. Patrick was a Texas boy and had the privilege of saying one of my favorite movie quotes of all time: "Don't put Baby in a corner!"
His starring roles in Ghost and Dirty Dancing made him king of the chick flick for a while in the eighties. He was working on a comeback with a starring turn on The Beast an FBI thriller on A&E. Patrick was a longneck beer kind of guy so raise one up or pour a little out for him tonight. Thanks Patrick for the great performances. Rest in peace.