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Lake Lure will host service for Swayze

RALEIGH - Residents of Lake Lure, where much of "Dirty Dancing" was filmed, are planning a memorial service for star Patrick Swayze.

Swayze died Monday of pancreatic cancer.

The town will remember the 57-year-old actor during a memorial service at 7 p.m. Saturday at Firefly Cove, a housing development that was Camp Chimney Rock when "Dirty Dancing" was filmed. Many of the 1987 movie's outdoor scenes were filmed there, as was the cabin of Johnny Castle, Swayze's character.

Although the service is free, visitors will be asked to donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.

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