Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Patrick Swayze Dies at 57

"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 whose famous works include Dirty Dancing and Ghost died at the age of 57 after battling pancreatic cancer.

C. Thomas Howell, who co-starred with Swayze in The Outsiders, Grandview U.S.A. and Red Dawn, said: "I have always had a special place in my heart for Patrick. While I was fortunate enough to work with him in three films, it was our passion for horses that forged a friendship between us that I treasure to this day. Not only did we lose a fine actor today, I lost my older 'Outsiders' brother."

Other celebrities used Twitter to express their condolences, Ashton Kutcher, whose wife, Demi Moore, co-starred with Swayze in Ghost, wrote: "RIP P Swayze." Kutcher also linked to a YouTube clip of the actor poking fun at himself in a classic Saturday Night Live sketch, in which he played a wannabe Chippendales dancer alongside the corpulent -- and frighteningly shirtless -- Chris Farley.

Larry King wrote: "Patrick Swayze was a wonderful actor & a terrific guy. He put his heart in everything. He was an extraordinary fighter in his battle w/ Cancer." King added that he'd do a tribute to Swayze on his CNN program Tuesday night.

Swayze was married since 1975 to Niemi, a fellow dancer who took lessons with his mother; they met when he was 19 and she was 15. A licensed pilot, Niemi would fly her husband from Los Angeles to Northern California for treatment at Stanford University Medical Center.

For a more detailed story, check Yahoo Movies.

1 comments:

Christa Bledsoe said...

Terrible news! May he RIP. I am visiting from Adgitize.

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