R.I.P. Patrick SwayzePublished by Clay Cane on Tuesday, September 15, 2009 at 12:00 am.
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.
Check out the clip below from Ghost.