London, Sep 19 (ANI): Locals of a North Carolina community, where Patrick Swayze’s film ‘Dirty Dancing’ was shot, are planning a memorial service for the late star.
The ‘Ghost’ star died on Monday evening after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
The town of Lake Lure will pay homage to the 57-year-old during a memorial service on Saturday evening at Firefly Cove, a housing development that was Camp Chimney Rock when ‘Dirty Dancing’ was filmed.
Many outdoor scenes in the film were filmed there, as was the cabin of Johnny Castle, Swayze’s character.
While the memorial service is free, visitors will be asked to donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.
Rev Everette Chapman, who will be speaking at the memorial service, said that the town’s residents remember Swayze as a kind family man.
Chapman, who lived at Lake Lure when the movie was filmed but did not meet the actors, said he would talk about Swayze’s determination to live each day to the fullest.
“I’ll ask people their memory of him and just talk about him as every woman’s heart-throb and every man’s envy,” said Chapman.
Although organisers have no idea how many people to expect, they have still arranged for police officers to help with parking. (ANI)