Michael B. Duff

Lubbock's answer to a question no one asked

Twitter tried to kill Patrick Swayze today

Fortunately, it failed.

A hubbub broke out on cyberspace earlier in the day after a Jacksonville, Florida radio station sent out an instant message on the popular Twitter social-networking site saying the 56-year-old actor had lost his battle with pancreatic cancer. 97.9 KISS-FM, sent out a Twitter message about Swayze to its 309 followers after seeing a report on another Web site. The report spread like wildfire across the Internet as concerned cybercitizens forwarded it to their friends.

I found a Twitter site for 97.9 but I found no reports of Swayze’s death and no report of injury to any member of the “Dirty Dancing” cast.

Did they remove it? Are they innocent?

Either way, Swayze is one of the hottest topics on Twitter right now.

As a fan of the movie “Roadhouse” I would like to start the counter-rumor that although Swayze was stalked in the woods and attacked by cancer, he was able to use advanced Taoist martial arts techniques to rip its throat out and deliver a righteous beating to the evil corporate land developers who tried to infect him.

Hang in there, Patrick. Nobody puts Swayze in a corner.

UPDATE 5-20: Our sister paper in Jacksonville has more detail on this story, although they can’t confirm or deny the role of WFKS KISS-FM in the rumor.

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Written by Michael B. Duff

May 19, 2009 at 18:13

Posted in Movies, Twitter

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  1. @knifebootguy ur 2 stupid 2 hav a good tiem!!!

    Kenny Ketner

    May 20, 2009 at 01:11

  2. “There’s always barber college.”

    digby

    May 20, 2009 at 12:24

  3. PATRICK SWAYZE HE IS A VERY GOOD ACTOR AND I LOVE HIM 4THAT.MY SYMPATHY GOES OUT FOR IS HIS WIFE AND FAMILY.

    ALTHEA KNIGHT

    September 15, 2009 at 10:07

  4. Patrick Swayze was one of my favorite actors. i always watch his last television series which is The Beast.

    Kendrick

    October 30, 2009 at 00:24


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