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.