Dancing With the Stars to Honor Patrick Swayze

Celebuzz | September 16, 2009 - 11:45 am

Patrick Swayze, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Monday at the age of 57, will receive a special tribute on Dancing With the Stars.

People magazine reports that Swayze—who cemented his star status with the 1987 classic Dirty Dancing and made a special appearance on DWTS’s first U.S. season in 2005—will be honored on Dancing’s September 23 live results show.

“We have some very fond memories of [Swayze] coming to help us our when we were a tiny little show way back when,” recalls executive producer Conrad Green. “He was one of the few people to integrate dance with being an A-list actor. He inspired many people and many of our pros to dance. We want to honor the great moments he’s brought to film by getting our dancers to do their interpretation to some music from his films.”

Seems fitting.

Let us know in the comments section: Will you tune in to see DWTS’ Patrick Swayze tribute, and which songs do you hope they will use?