Dancing with the Stars Plans Tribute to Patrick Swayze

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As the man who refused to put Baby in a corner, Patrick Swayze appeared on the first season of Dancing with the Stars.

He appeared for an episode in order to assist friend and fellow actor John O'Hurley learn a few moves.

With that connection in mind, the show is planning a live tribute to the late actor - who passed away this week from pancreatic cancer - during its results show on September 23.

“He was one of the few people to integrate dance with being an A-list actor,” said producer Conrad Green. “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.”

Two of those dancers, of course, are Karina Smirnoff and Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The engaged couple broke up this month, but will both appear on season nine of the competition.

Watch the former practice with Aaron Carter, and the latter get really frustrated with Debi Mazar, after the jump.

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Dancing with the Stars Quotes

We should have started dancing with one arm waaay before.

Cristian de la Fuente [following his injury, trip to the hospital and subsequent stellar performance]

I am not the best dancer, and I have not been the best dancer from the beginning. I am happy we made it this far.

Cristian de la Fuente