Monday, September 14, 2009


Born August 18, 1952(1952-08-18)
Houston, Texas, U.S.
Died September 14, 2009 (aged 57)[1]
Los Angeles, California, U.S.

LOS ANGELES -- Actor Patrick Swayze died Monday following a battle with cancer.

Swayze, 56, announced last March he was suffering from a particularly deadly form of pancreatic cancer. Some reports at the time gave him only weeks to live, but his doctor had said his situation was more optimistic.

Patrick put up a good fight but the press is announcing that he died.

Who wasn't in love with him as Johnny from Dirty Dancing or as the loving husband in Ghost?

My cousins during the Dirty Dancing hayday were in love with him. I must have seen Dirty Dancing at least 100 times. 

"One thing I'm not gonna do is chase staying alive," Swayze told Barbara Walters in January. "You spend so much time chasing staying alive, you won't live." We should all be as brave as Patrick was since learning of his fate. He definitely lived and loved.

I am sad for his wife since 1975, Lisa. They seemed to have had an amazing life together. Hopefully he is once again Dancing and pain free.

This one of my favorite songs. Love the tone, the music, the words


Jackie B. said...

Yes, Very sad. He was such a great person with so much talent. He will be greatly missed.

Bill and Lorie Shewbridge said...

Great post... what a beautiful dance with his wife, they just seemed to flow together. I truly feel so sorry for her. She broke down during the Barbra Walters special, so I know she is in such pain now. My heart goes out to her.

etirv said...

Always been a fan of Patrick. He fought bravely! Can't wait for the Dancing With the Stars tribute to him.