Dancing with the Stars Pays Tribute to Patrick Swayze

Dancing with the Stars will pay tribute to dance king Patrick Swayze on their Sept. 23 show.

Patrick appeared on the competition in its first season, when he helped contestant John O' Hurley with his moves in rehearsal.

"We have some very fond memories of [the late actor] coming to help us our when we were a tiny little show way back when," DWTS' executive producer Conrad Green told People.com.

"He was one of the few people to integrate dance with being an A-list actor," he continued. "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."

Patrick lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Monday. He was 57.

We're so looking forward to ABC's tribute – Patrick was never more alive than when he was dancing.

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