CBS News is reporting that Patrick Swayze, best known for his many works on screens big and small, has succumbed to pancreatic cancer at the age of 57. His family was by his side when he passed on.
Swayze’s illness, much like the late Farrah Fawcett, was highly publicized and many people watched on as the actor made every effort to beat this impossible sickness. When it was first reported that he had the disease, he was only given an unbelievable two weeks to live — this was two years ago; proof positive that he fought tooth and nail with all his heart and soul overcome the odds, even continuing to work on shows like The Beast, which earned him a multitude of critical acclaim.
Patrick Swayze is perhaps best known for his many roles ’80s. He first made an impact with his roles in the gang fighting movie The Outsiders and the pre-World War III drama Red Dawn. His then moved onto movies like Dirty Dancing, Road House, and Ghost, which made the man a huge star in the business. Since then, he was seen in the action favorite Point Break, To Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar, Black Dog, and Donnie Darko.
After the impressive list of big titles he appeared in, there was also a ton of other movies and TV appearances, including a classic hosting job on Saturday Night Live that gave us an unforgettable Chippendales skit with the late Chris Farley. That skit will never be the same.
Patrick Swayze 1952 — 2009
R.I.P. Patrick Swayze. He was an incredible actor and he will truly be missed. My heart goes out to his family. He is in heaven, without pain, without suffering, and with God now in a better place.
Comment by Crystal Rios- Houston TX — September 14, 2009 @ 11:34 pm
Rest in peace
Comment by louki — September 15, 2009 @ 2:41 am
Great respect for any man who is willing to fight with such ferocity against such great odds. I won’t remember him for any one role, but for his strength to endure. Rest in peace. I couldn’t mean it anymore than I do for Patrick Swayze.
Comment by Joseph — September 16, 2009 @ 1:13 am
Do you think it’s too early to ask whoopie goldberg if she’s heard from patrick swayze?
Comment by scrotumbagmonkeyflicker — September 18, 2009 @ 8:36 am
Mixed feelings about that one. It is funny but kind of stings a bit. I feel like a decent person for not thinking it but I am glad someone brought it to my attention. So yeah. Mixed feelings.
Comment by Joseph — September 18, 2009 @ 10:52 am