Patrick Swayze has unfortunately passed away at the age of 57. He died after battling pancreatic cancer, a particularly deadly form of the disease. He passed away peacefully with his family at his side.
Despite his diagnosis becoming front-page news in early 2008 (including reports that he had days to live), he continued to work, primarily on the recently canceled A&E series “The Beast,” in which he played a rogue cop. Swayze is best known for his roles in Dirty Dancing and Ghost. Though he was rarely seen in any major releases since the early-to-mid nineties (following his turn as an adrenaline-loving bad guy in Point Break), Swayze was a worldwide star, whose credits also included Red Dawn (one of my favorites) and Donnie Darko.