R.I.P. Patrick Swayze

Published by Clay Cane on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 12:00 am.

patrickswayzeThe legendary Patrick Swayze passed away September 14th after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Swayze died at his Los Angeles home. He was 57 years-old.

The Texas native catapulted into super stardom after 1987’s Dirty Dancing, which earned him his one out of three Golden Globe nominations. The movie grossed 300-million worldwide and spawned a top ten hit pop hit from Swayze called “She’s Like the Wind.”  Also, Swayze delivered one of the classic pop culture lines, “Nobody puts baby in a corner!”

Swayze was a household name and his success only continued with the outrageously successful Ghost in 1990. The movie included Demi Moore, Whoopi Goldberg, which earned her an Oscar, and made Swayze one of the most sought after actors in the world. In 1991 People magazine said Swayze was the “Sexiest Man Alive.”

Other successful films continued such as Point Break and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, which racked up his third Golden Globe nomination as drag diva Vida Boheme.

In January 2008 Patrick Swayze was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Swayze was a smoker and in 2008 he told Barbara Walters, “I will go so far as to say probably smoking had something to do with my pancreatic cancer.”

Rest in peace Patrick Swayze.

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Taffeney Said on

I loved Patrick Swayze!!! Dirty Danicing was the greatest and at the time I was a around 12 or 13 years old and I feel in love with him. Rest in Peace Patrick!! You will be missed. For the sexy man alive in 1991.

Tee Said on

I will miss you Mr. Patrick Swayze!!! Condolences goes out to his wife, family friends and fans!!!

Nesley Filsaime Said on

R.I.P Patrick Swayze

Tracey Said on

I love Mr. Swayze and I will miss seeing him on the big screen. RIP Mr. Swayze

BAM-BAM Said on

R.I.P. Patrick . .. A true of yours..

carole Said on

Special thougth to his wife Lisa and family, he was a true passionate star , rest in peace forever but still i will never forget you dirty man!!!!!!!

tbaby Said on

The suffering is over now. Rest in peace Patrick. You will be missed but always remembered.

brenda Said on

Another one gone too soon…RIP

TroubleMaker78 Said on

There have been so many celebrity deaths this year. Patrick Swayze was one of my Teen Crushes. At first, I thought his death was false b/c the media had him out dead so many times but this time it is true. RIP.

Sovietha Said on

Rip Patrick , you are missed !!

kaylee thomas Said on

RIP Patrick. I had a big crush on him as a small girl. I loved his movies especially Dirty Dancing & Ghost. This is so sad. I know he’s dancing in Heaven. We’ll miss you Patrick.

Andrew Shawe Said on

Fair well. I liked your acting skills. And, I’m sure your in a better place spiritually speaking. Again, all the best in the after life.