Skip to comments.'Dirty Dancing' star Patrick Swayze at 57 (Died)
Posted on 09/14/2009 5:14:42 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
Patrick Swayze has died after a nearly two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Swayze's publicist Annett Wolf says the 57-year-old "Dirty Dancing" actor died Monday with family at his side. He came forward about his illness last spring, but continued working as he underwent treatments. It was 1987 when Swayze became a star with his performance in "Dirty Dancing," a coming-of-age story set in a Catskills resort. The 1990 film "Ghost" cemented his status as a screen favorite.
Swayze played a murdered man trying to communicate with his fiancee through a spirit played by Whoopi Goldberg.
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The powers that be pulled my thread. Don’t know why.
...I liked him...he seemed like a good guy.
RIP, Mr Swayze. This makes me so sad.
I loved him in North and South.
Good guy, good actor. RIP
I saw it and was responding with this, another, source. And the message was thread pulled. No reason.
I really liked this guy and I’m sad to see him leave us. Two of my favorite films: Red Dawn and To Wong Foo.
Isn’t two years a really long time to live with pancreatic cancer?
Maybe because we don’t need 75 threads??
I just lost a good friend to pancreatic cancer. He went very fast, Patrick Swayze put up a brave fight.
“through a spirit played by Whoopi Goldberg”
huh? - Whoopi was the medium
Me, too. I enjoyed Ghost but I like anything to do with the paranormal.
Prayers for his wife, family and loved ones.
He was one of the few in Hollywood that was loyal to his wife and a decent man.
He really fought that cancer... RIP sir.
How sad indeed. :(
Way too young. RIP.
He was tougher than I would have given him credit for....put up a good fight....RIP.
I loved him in Red Dawn
“Isnt two years a really long time to live with pancreatic cancer?”
Hiw will and love of life kept him going.
Hometown boy done good. I loved Patrick and my prayers go out to Lisa and his family. RIP.......you fought a good fight. :(
Goin’ to the roadhouse, gonna have a real good time...
I think so. A friend died after a few months. Guess it really depends on how fast it advances.
He sure did. I will miss his wonderful smile.
He seemed like such a great guy.
I think Orange1998 posted the first thread. It was still unconfirmed.
“To Wong Foo”
This movie was out for a long time, but I ignored it because I thought it would be stupid. I finally watched it and LOVED it. I forgot Patrick was a dude, he was so good. God bless his family, he will be missed.
How very sad. He seemed like such a good guy. Loved ‘Dirty Dancing’, cheesy though it may have been.
Long Live Red Dawn....(and not the remake set in Spokane (filmed in Detroit))
OH MAN I have major crush on Patrick in Red Dawn also Dirty Dancing
Loved him in North and South (my favorite mini-series). I also loved him in Red Dawn, a great 1980s piece of Americana. So sad. RIP.
Red Dawn (Powers Boothe was also great in it) was one of my favorite all-time movies. Patrick Swayze could fight, he could dance, he was acrobatic, he stuck with the same lady, he outlasted pancreatic cancer longer than most do, and he seemed to love life. Unlike most of Hollywood (and I don’t wish them ill) he will be missed in my house.
Condolences to Patrick Swayze’s family and friends. R.I.P., sir.
Well we knew it was coming but still a sad day.
Guess I’ll have to have a Patrick Swayze action movie marathon this weekend.
The man was a real athlete. I loved his dancing.
Drag queens - Ick.
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Posted on 09/14/2009 5:08:12 PM PDT by Orange1998
Its ok. I would like to take moment to thank Patrick for all the good times he shared with us. He was truly an outstanding person. Born in our town.... Houston.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Swayze.
He fought the good fight, pancreatic cancer is about the toughest thing anyone will face in this world. RIP Patrick.
My fav’s were Dirty Dancing and Black Dog ....
... and a pilot ...
And a Texan
A heartfelt Rest in Peace to America’s toughest bouncer and dirtiest dancer of them all.
I loved him in The Beast.
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