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Dirty dancing, Dancing with the stars, Patrick Swayze, Jennifer Grey

Vestron Pictures, ABC/BOB D'AMICO

Get ready for some dirty dancing with the stars.

ABC's hit hoofing contest will pay tribute to Patrick Swayze by busting out a Sept. 23 special dedicated to his unforgettable moves.

A DWTS rep tells E! News the episode will feature choreography inspired by Swayze's role as hunky dance instructor Johnny Castle in in 1987's Dirty Dancing.

Swayze, who lost his nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday at the age of 57, began his showbiz career as a dancer. He even appearaned as a guest on the first season of DWTS in 2005, giving hints to his friend John O'Hurley during rehearsal and then turning up at the finale.


E! Online looks back at Patrick Swayze's life and career.