Patrick Swayze Dies at 57
Patrick Swayze, acclaimed actor of many Hollywood movies as “Point Break”,” Dirty Dancing”, and “Ghost” died of pancreatic cancer this week. His bought with cancer lasted for over 20 months and he was very open about his struggle with the community.
Swayze had been battling with cancer for a marginal length of time and according to his doctor’s he had already lived out his prognosis. Despite the hazy outlook, he had remained upbeat and positive about his prognosis. Throughout his fight he filmed a whole season of “The Beast“, which he played an undercover FBI agent that lived on the edge, and fought for justice.
Annet Wolf, Swayze’s publicist, told The Associated Press he “passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months.”
Swayze was an eclectic actor who gave the country and the world many unforgettable roles. “Nobody puts baby in the corner,” a line from “Dirty Dancing”, is one that will echo for eternity in his legacy and will indefinitely immortalize him amongst fans.
One of the last interviews conducted with Swayze was on a “Barbara Walters Special” where he talked about his struggle and how he was coping with the life threatening illness.
“I keep my heart and my soul and my spirit open to miracles,” he stated. It was obvious he knew that his time may or may not come, but he wanted people to know that he was remaining strong in the darkest of hours. In his last month’s Swayze kept his strength, but unfortunately it wasn’t enough.
An actor of many profound qualities, Swayze will be missed. After all who can forgot his epic appearance on SNL, where he was trying out to be a Chip and Dale dancer against Chris Farley.
Swayze, 57, will be dearly missed but he will live on forever in the annals of Entertainment history.