Patrick Swayze

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Patrick Swayze will be getting a real Hollywood send-off this weekend. 

Two weeks after fans were able to bid farewell at a public event in Lake Lure, N.C., where Dirty Dancing was filmed, a private memorial for the fallen star is scheduled for Sunday at Sony Studios in Culver City, Calif.

Mourners are being asked that in lieu of flowers they donate to either the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund or Stand Up to Cancer, the organization that benefited from a multinetwork, star-studded telethon last September. Swayze was one of the featured speakers.

Dancing With the Stars had a tribute to Swayze last week, with Cheryl Burke and Tony Dovolani recreating Dirty Dancing's famed last dance, lift included.

The actor died Sept. 14 at 57 after a 20-month battle with pancreatic cancer. His remains were cremated, but there was no word on if his wife of 34 years, Lisa Niemi, had yet selected a final resting place for the ashes.

In another excerpt from his new memoir, Time of My Life, Swayze characterized fighting cancer as "the most challenging, eye-opening battle I've ever had."


Remember some of Swayze's finest celluloid moments in our tribute gallery.

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