It's been a difficult year already, and the road keeps getting rockier as we go. Today we mourn the loss of yet another great in entertainment: actor, dancer, singer/songwriter and all-around cool dude Patrick Swayze. The 57 year old star succumbed to pancreatic cancer after a nearly two year battle. Many will remember best for "Ghost," but it was "Dirty Dancing" that really broke him out.
In the video below, you can see Swayze step up to defend partner dancing in a world where individual dancing was becoming increasingly popular. As you might have already guessed, the footage comes from his interview with MTV on the press tour for "Dirty Dancing."