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Patrick Swayze Is Not Dead, Timeline Of A Star’s Death

1847938PATRICK Swayze has died. No news of his death in today’s papers.

“Someone shouts out, ‘Patrick Swayze is dead!’ and you’re thrown into action straight away,” says Ciara Hunt, Hello! Canada’s editor-in-chief.

In May this year, news of Swayze’s death was followed by a picture of him sat beside his wife Lisa Niemi in a buccolic setting. In March 2008, the National Enquirer gace Swayze five weeks to live.

Such is the drive to screm “First” when a star dies that OK! didn’t let the fact that Jade Goody was still breathing to announce the death, and TMZ just gave an educated guess at Michael Jackson’s state of being, and got lucky.

In May 2009, Swayze died on a Miami radio station.

Entertainment Tonight Canada’s senior executive producer Tamara Simoneau, what people write on their blogs and Twitter accounts is not by any means journalism: “Twitter is the technological rumour mill. It’s a great way for getting our anchors in touch with their audience, but I wouldn’t believe a story that I read on a blog.”

So is Patrick Swayze dead?

“Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months,” said a statement by his publicists Annett Wolf.

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Posted: 15th, September 2009 | In: Celebrities, Key Posts | Comment (1)