patrick swayze has died at 57.

WAHHH Patrick Swayze died!

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Patrick Swayze, of Dirty Dancing and Ghost fame, is dead at 57 after a battle with pancreatic cancer:

“Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months,” said a statement released Monday evening by his publicist, Annett Wolf. No other details were given.

Accounts show that Swayze was optimistic and maintained as normal of a life as possible while he was sick, though he recognized what he was up against:

Swayze said he opted not to use painkilling drugs while making “The Beast” because they would have taken the edge off his performance. He acknowledged that time might be running out given the grim nature of the disease.

When he first went public with the illness, some reports gave him only weeks to live, but his doctor said his situation was “considerably more optimistic” than that.

“I’d say five years is pretty wishful thinking,” Swayze told ABC’s Barbara Walters in early 2009. “Two years seems likely if you’re going to believe statistics. I want to last until they find a cure, which means I’d better get a fire under it.”

You’ll be missed, Mr. Swayze. Thanks for everything, but especially for this:

I don’t know about you guys, but I plan to honor Patrick Swayze’s life by having “Time of My Life” stuck in my head for the next month or so. 2:28 and on…ICONIC. What a scene.

[Posted by Mallory]

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3 responses to “patrick swayze has died at 57.

  1. Starmanda

    Thanks for your post, Mallo. As a preschooler, I watched Dirty Dancing religiously. Fortunately, the majority of the plot went way over my head, but I creepily memorized all of the choreography. I forced my less than eager older brother to reenact Johnny and Baby’s famous running lift with me in our hallway. I recited my favorite lines like, “I carried a watermelon” and “sit down, Jake!” that may have alarmed my parents as they overheard their four year old quoting from a movie that was not part of the Disney franchise. So thanks for the great memories, Patrick Swayze…you helped a little Asian kid find some rhythm.

  2. Lorraine Browne

    Shit…this sucks.. big time really

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