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Dirty Dancing town to honour Swayze

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Sep 17, 2009 | 1:15pm EDT

Swayze lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday (14Sep09), aged 57, after a life spent wowing movie audiences with great roles, but his best remembered will always be 1987 love story Dirty Dancing, in which he played summer camp dance teacher Johnny Castle.

Much of the low-budget movie was filmed in the town of Lake Lure and community members have organised a tribute to the star with a memorial service on Saturday (19Sep09), which will take place at Firefly Cove - a housing development which featured in the movie as his character's summer cabin.

Visitors who attend the public service will be asked to donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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