Maybe it’s me but I hate when news outlets break stories of celebrity deaths by simply coming up with a headline of the person’s name followed by the word “dead” in all caps. I don’t know if it’s intended to be disrespectful, printed simply for effect or shock value, but it certainly feels that way. When the late great actor Patrick Swayze passed away earlier this week, it hit me like a ton of bricks because the headlines were so blunt. I grew up on the actor’s films (the good, the bad, and the “Wong Foo”), and his death had an impact on me. I didn’t need to be hit over the head with the headlines. Only in the follow-up stories did we get a bit of warming up — you know, like mentioning his brave battle with cancer.