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R.I.P. Patrick Swayze

PatrickSwayzeAfter a two year valiant, largely private battle with type four pancreatic cancer, the Dirty Dancing and Ghost iconic movie star Patrick Swayze yesterday lost his battle of life.  He was 57 years old.

The raw masculine, charming and graceful man who was dubbed by People magazine as the “Sexiest Man Alive,” was also a licensed pilot.  In 2000 he was forced to make an emergecny landing while flying solo in his twin-engine Cessna from California to Las Vegas after experiencing mechanical problems. 

Swayze and his wife Lisa Niemi also appeared on the red carpet during the second day of the celebration for the grand opening of Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on April 17, 2007.

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Cleopatra Dies in Las Vegas

Born in Tehran, Iran, Yvonne Mahvis Boreta was the original Cleopatra at the opening of Caesars Palace in Las Vegas when it opened in 1966.   Boreta, 64, passed away on June 3 in Las Vegas.  Besides working at Caesars, she was an accomplished painter, model and college graduate, becoming a full-time Las Vegas resident in 1974. 

Visitation will be June 10 from noon to 2 p.m., with a memorial service immediately following, both at Palm Mortuary, 800 S. Boulder Highway, in Henderson, Nevada.

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