Patrick Swayze Dies After Valiant Battle with Pancreatic Cancer at 57

September 14, 2009

(ChattahBox) — Patrick Swayze, has died after a long battle with pancreatic cancer at the age of 57, his publicist said Monday.

The actor and and classically trained dancer famous for his endearingly popular “Dirty Dancing” and the blockbuster film ” Ghost,” died with his family at his side, his publicist, Annett Wolf said, after suffering complications from the illness.

Swayze was diagnosed with advanced stage-four pancreatic cancer in January 2008, a diagnosis that came two weeks after production wrapped on the pilot of “The Beast,” an A&E series in which Swayze starred as an unorthodox FBI agent.

Swayze left with only a one-percent chance of surviving longer than five years, according to medical experts bravely fought the disease in the public eye, while continuing to work despite cancer treatment and significant weight loss.

In January he slammed tabloid reporting of his illness in an interview with ABC television’s Barbara Walters, where he bullishly declared that he was determined to beat his condition.

He told Walters he had tried to keep his illness secret but went public to protect family and friends after tabloids reported he was close to death. RIP Patrick.


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  4. Jane Parker on September 15th, 2009 12:57 pm

    Very sad to hear the news, I offer my prayers and condolences to the family. He will be missed by everyone.

  5. aaroncrowe on September 16th, 2009 2:05 pm

    This is a terrible loss, for his wife-first, then for his extended family and friends, then for Hollywood. He was a great actor and now cancer took his life. Well, life is short and the unexpected does happen!

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