Patrick Swayze Dies at Age 57 from Pancreatic Cancer … God Bless and Rest in Peace


Sad news from Los Angeles, CA as Patrick Swayze has passed away at the age of 57 after battling pancreatic cancer. Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in early 2008 and despite battling the dreaded disease, Swayze went on to star in the A&E cop drama The Beast. Patrick Swayze has passed away. He is survived by his wife of 34 years, Lisa Niemi.


Patrick Swayze & Jennifer Grey, Dirty Dancing

“Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months,” said a statement released Monday evening by his publicist, Annett Wolf. Swayze died in Los Angeles, Wolf said, but declined to give further details.


Patrick Swayze & Demi Moore, Ghost

Known for such movies as Dirty Dancing, Ghost, The Outsiders, Point Break, Road House, To Wong Foo Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar, Uncommon Valor, Youngblood, Next of Kin and the cult classic Red Dawn.


A young Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell & Charlie Sheen, Red Dawn

Patrick Swayze was one of my favorite actors of movies that were just plain fun. He also has one of the greatest lines in movie history. Here’s to you Patrick, you will be missed and thanks for the memories.

Never forget … “No body puts baby in a corner”.

Also never forget … WOLVERINES!

Swayze’s words from his ABC Barbara Walters interview:

Swayze said his work on that show was exhausting, requiring 12-hour workdays in Chicago, Illinois, doing his own stunts. But he said the show’s character “just felt right for my soul.”

“If I leave this Earth, I want to leave this Earth just knowing I’ve tried to give something back and tried to do something worthwhile with myself,” Swayze told Walters, when asked why he decided to do the show. “And that keeps me going, that gets me up in the morning. My work … is my legacy.”

God Bless and Rest in Peace. Our condolences go out to your family and friends.

Posted September 14, 2009 by
Celebrity, Deceased, Hollywood, Obituary | 17 comments

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    17 Responses to “Patrick Swayze Dies at Age 57 from Pancreatic Cancer … God Bless and Rest in Peace”

    1. St Stephen on September 14th, 2009 10:12 pm

      Rest in peace and God bless, Patrick.

      Red dawn should be required viewing in every high school across America.

    2. Buster on September 14th, 2009 10:30 pm

      He will never be forgotten !!!

    3. kitty on September 14th, 2009 10:48 pm

      my husband and I were really sad hearing about his passing… there are no words… such a loss.

      Prayers are with his wife, Mom and family…

    4. PCarter on September 14th, 2009 11:23 pm

      I just loved this man and his movies!! What wonderful memories I have of seeing his movies when I was in my teens. God Speed, Patrick! We will miss you.

    5. Marsan on September 15th, 2009 12:54 am

      goodspeed Patrick…my fellow Texan..

    6. Scared Monkeys on September 15th, 2009 6:19 am

      Admit it, who didn’t watch Road House all the time on a Saturday. Red Dawn, today’s youth could learn a history lesson from that movie.

      Ghost, making pottery … need we say more. How many people made the song “Unchained Melody” their wedding song after that movie?

      Dirty Dancing … As we have previous said, no body, but nobody puts baby in a corner.

      Rest in peace Patrick

    7. Scott on September 15th, 2009 6:40 am

      #6…you aren’t lying…I still to this day will watch Road House! He was a bad mofo in that movie. And man, Red Dawn, what a great movie too!

      RIP Patrick…aka “the name is Dalton!”

    8. super dave on September 15th, 2009 7:53 am


    9. nurturer on September 15th, 2009 7:57 am

      First saw him in ‘Uncommon Valor’. Too bad!

    10. Scared Monkeys on September 15th, 2009 8:05 am

      Rest in Peace … DITTO!

    11. kitty on September 15th, 2009 8:19 am

      Who didn’t love Patrick in Dirty Dancing? How many times have we all watched it?… it never gets old…

      All the girls fantasies of wanting to be “baby”… we love that movie!… the music score was awesome even the story line… took you back to the 60′s… Love the scenery… Kellerman’s… I carried a watermelon… “Sylvia”… hey lover boy… No Body puts baby in the corner~!… loved his dancing… ~ that last dance scene is burned in all our memories…

      Johnny bad a$$ ~ what a bod ~ not to mention,passionate ~ phenomenal dancer, actor, man… all of his movies had depth… controversy and hey, he really showed that real men, can do ballet and dance! and cry… even during a live interview ~ when he shared about his Father’s loss, with such raw emotion ~ dancing with his wife ~ the passion for life, for her ~ how beautiful to witness ~ such a love story there… so sad that he’s gone ~… he will be missed greatly by all…

      Bless ~

      What a beautiful man ~

    12. Rust Bridges on September 15th, 2009 8:31 am

      That man brought studly back to dancing! Although he would never say it, he could kick just about anybody’s azz too.

      RIP Patrick.

    13. Michelle Smith on September 15th, 2009 1:10 pm

      He will truly be missed. I have seen just about every one of his movies and never tire of them. He is one of my favorite actors. My thoughts & prayers go out to his family.

      R.I.P. Patrick Swayze. You will be missed.

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    15. Erin on September 16th, 2009 1:21 pm

      So sad to hear about his death. 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.

    16. Kim on October 19th, 2009 1:00 pm

      Patrick Swayze is one of the greatest actors that i have ever seen. we would miss him just like the king of pop.

    17. Kendrick on October 30th, 2009 12:12 am

      Patrick Swayze was one of my favorite actors. i always watch his last television series which is The Beast.

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