Patrick Swayze Dies At 57

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 24th, 2014 at 11:32 am,

ps Patrick Swayze Dies At 57

It’s a sad today today as another great actor passes away.

Patrick Swayze, 57, has lost his difficult battle with cancer and passed away today with his family at his side.

The star actor had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer early last year and while he’d been fighting through it when patients with this type of cancer expect to only live six months, it didn’t stop the cowboy from working and keeping optimistic, acting as an inspiration to everyone around him. It got a lot worse recently and he had been forced to rely on a wheelchair – but he still kept wearing his cowboy hat and not giving up.

A few days ago though, new reports revealed that Swayze was more frail than ever and was resting at his LA home with his wife Lisa. Together, they were working on his autobiography, titled “The Time of My Life.”

Swayze made his mark, especially in the hearts of women everywhere, with his career-making role in Dirty Dancing back in 1987. Before that he was in one of my favorite movies as a kid, Red Dawn. The movie that helped make him the star he was though came just a few years after Dirty Dancing when he played the lead role in Ghost, opposite Demi Moore.

Today, we have lost another great artist who had a signifcant impact on the industry and in the hearts and minds of the millions who have enjoyed his work.

What are your favorite Swayze films?

Sources: EON, Townhall.com

TAGS: dirty dancing, obituaries, red dawn

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  1. Not that this was “his” film, but I admire the fact that he did a cameo in the Dirty Dancing sequel. Not many actors would be willing or humble enough to actually appear in such an awful movie.

    On a sad note, I want to comment on his battle with cancer. My great aunt just died of Pancreatic cancer, and her sister died of it several years ago. It is such a painful thing to watch, knowing that they are suffering and even with the care of a nurse, it is just knowing that their days are numbered that makes it so hard. Prayers go out to his family.

  2. I still to this day havent got over him passing! I loved Patrick Swayze! :’( I have every movie of his! except for the extreme first one Skatetown USA cant even find that one anywhere to buy! :( I am so sad that he passed but at least he isnt in pain anymore!

    My grandfather just recently dies from gastro intestinal cancer! its not the same as pancreatic cancer but both of them are very painful cancers! And its nice for them to be able to rest in peace now! Patrick Swayze will be missed tremendously!!

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  6. Yes it has made me very happy finding that movie! :) I will finally get to have the movie I never thought I would have!

    Hey tweeb dirty dancing isn’t the only movis of patricks that he sings in. Did you know that he has two songs in roadhouse? “Raising Heven In Hell Tonight” and “Cliffs Edge” and then there’s a song in Next of Kin that him and another guy sings that one is called “Brothers”

    Patrick was definently a talented man! He will be missed A LOT.

  7. We lost a heck of a thespian way before his time, just like so many others; Andy Kaufman, Gilda Radner, Jill Ireland, Heath Ledger, John Belushi, Natalie Wood, and Natasha Richardson just to name a few…

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