Patrick Swayze Dies At 57

Published 5 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

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  1. RIP Brother. You gave us great times.

  2. Very sad to hear indeed. He even started making a comeback in The Beast. Heart goes out to his family after losing my father in law to cancer last month.

  3. Freaking cancer… :(

    Vic

  4. RIP Pat

  5. I was hoping he would beat this. RIP man, have to see one of your movies this week in your honor.

  6. I don’t know what to say… We knew it was coming but the end is hard to take. I cannot continue this message… RIP Patrick.

  7. oh man! So sorry to his family. He was in a lot of great movies.

    The Outsiders stands out to me, though i haven’t seen it since i was 11. His character stood out to me for some unknown reason…(who the hell can remember that long ago)

    Dirty Dancing (of course). He showed a lot of talent & skill in that movie. I never knew that the man could sing until that movie.

    Road House & point break…

  8. I just heard about it im so sorry I have loved him since
    I was 14 years old Im 36 now Ilove every movie he ever made
    im so sorry we have lost him.

  9. I just heard about it im so sorry I have loved him since
    I was 14 years old Im 36 now Ilove every movie he ever made
    im so sorry we have lost him.
    penny from kentucky

  10. My wife is very sad right now, I am as well. Pat will forever be responsible for “one too many shots” toasted by myself and fellow hockey fan friends, in his honor (from Youngblood)
    “Thank God there’s still a sport for middle size white boys”
    Patrick was always a fighter, and will be remembered as such.
    Thanks, RIP, you will be missed. “Wolverines!”

  11. I liked him as an ass kicker in Roadhouse, others I liked him in was Ghost, Point Break, Next of Kin, Red Dawn, he was awesome in Black Dog too. An awesome actor and he will be missed.

  12. Rest in peace Patrick,,, you will be missed…

  13. One of my favorite actors, although my own fav Swayze movie was Ghost. Either way he will be missed…

    They always said I looked like him a lot when I was a teen too so it almost feels like I watched myself die somehow.

  14. RIP Patrick

  15. My condolonces to his family and friends.
    My personal favorite of his films Was Point Break.
    I think he really stepped out of his comfort zone in that one.
    A great film and yet another wonderful performance from a magnificent actor .
    He will be sorely missed .

  16. Everyone in my office said they will remember him for Dirty Dancing, I will remember him for Donnie Darko!

    RIP dude

  17. Good actor, and a good man.

  18. Road House
    Red Dawn
    Ghost
    Point Break

    Rest easy Patrick , we wont forget you.

    WOLVERINES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. No one could rip a guy’s throat out like the bouncer in Roadhouse. And he was the only guy that could unite a bunch of snivelling teenagers to fight the russkies in Red Dawn. Patrick will be missed.

  20. Let us not forget the SNL skit with Chris Farley when they are trying out for Chippendales. Arguably the funniest thing I have every seen.

  21. Sad day.

    Red Dawn
    Point Break
    Roadhouse
    Youngblood

    His work may not have garnered a lot of critical acclaim – but he kicked-ass and made a whole lot of movie goers very happy (which I hope meant a lot more to him).

    WOLVERINES!!!

  22. Government spends 750 Billion on Stimulae packages so bank Execs can get million dollar Bonus payments and they can’t spend more money to find cures for so many diseases out there!!!

    Sad…

    R.I.P

    Do it for Johnny!!!

  23. @manowar- if they CURE the disease they don’t make as much money. But I agree with you.

  24. I suggest everyone honor his memory by doing a Swayze collection if you have not already. At least have a Swayze night and rent a couple of them.

    Road House
    Point Break
    Outsiders
    Red Dawn
    Steel Dawn (If you can find it!)

    For the Ladies:
    Ghost
    Dirty Dancing

  25. R.I.P. Patrick Swayze

    I’ll always remember him for the sketch he did on Saturday Night Live with Chris Farley. I’m sure you know the one I’m referring to. The Chippendales’ dancers of course. It’s still funny to this day. He was a good sport and he was a good actor. He’ll be missed that’s for sure.

  26. Very sad to hear the news, I offer my prayers and condolences to the family. He will be missed by everyone.

  27. RIP Sir……. “WOLVERINES!!!!!!!”

  28. @manowar

    Actually, it’s sadder than that. Part of that so-called “stimulus package” aka “pay back the people who helped get me elected” package included some money going into the CDC specifically for SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED diseases…

    Now, you have to wonder, how come they think it’s worth giving money to help find cures and treatments for diseases where the patients got it by having unprotected sex or intravenous drug use and no money went into finding cures and treatments for diseases where the patient had no say or contribution to it such as, hm, Pancreatic Cancer?? Maybe Leukemia? Huntingtons? MS? Nah, let’s only focus on HIV/AIDS, Herpes, and other STDs…

    But lastly, how in the heck is funding disease research of any kind supposed to “stimulate” the economy???

    Anyway, it’s sad that Patrick Swayze lost his fight, I thought he was getting better… If life was fair Patrick Swayze would be alive and Kanye West would be dead, but I guess life isn’t fair…

  29. When I think of Swayze, I always think of Road House first, then Ghost (probably my favorite Swayze film). The man was a great actor and I loved his southern accent. May he rest in peace.