Patrick Swayze dies at 57

September 14th, 2009 // 180 Comments

Iconic actor Patrick Swayze lost his two year battle with pancreatic cancer today, according to the AP:

“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.
Fans of the actor were saddened to learn in March 2008 that Swayze was suffering from a particularly deadly form of cancer.
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.”

Because Patrick was such a rare breed of hard-working talent who made characters such as Johnny Castle in Dirty Dancing and Bodhi in Point Break staples of a generation – my generation – may he find the ultimate rush on the other side.

You’ll be sorely missed, Patrick. Rest in Peace.

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  1. LAWDY,LAWDY...

    What a shame Rest In Peace my man…

  2. Paige

    pancreatic cancer.. not prostate. No matter, sad..sad.

  3. Mike

    Wasn’t it Pancreatic Cancer……

  4. JL

    RIP.. Will be missed..

  5. Anonymous

    Yeah, not prostate cancer, you dumbasses. Get it right. Pancreatic Cancer.

  6. JL

    RIP.. Will be missed..

  7. Allie

    PANCREATIC cancer – not prostate cancer.

  8. Laura

    Pancreatic

  9. Laura

    Pancreatic

  10. katie

    pancreatic cancer, not prostate… really sad either way, though, he was lovely…

  11. JL

    RIP.. Will be missed..

  12. icare

    it was pancreatic cancer… RIP

    http://www.pancan.org

  13. It's Me Fuckers

    fuuuuuuck… so sorry to his family. RIP

    At least he doesn’t have to listen to Kanye’s antics anymore…

  14. Pancreatic!

    CORRECTED and my bad, folks! They both start with P’s and the fingers operate independently of the brain sometimes. Or most of the time. Whichever.

  15. Nameless

    Summer of Death Tour ’09 keeps going….

    RIP

  16. Jake

    Pain Don’t Hurt.

  17. Satch

    He was a class act and genuine human being.

    My heart goes out his beloved wife, Lisa and his adoring family.

    May he rest in peace.

  18. Red5

    Rest in peace.

  19. Noelle

    R.I.P. Patrick… you will be so missed by those who grew up with your movies. You were a true class act.

  20. K

    much respect, rest in peace…

  21. Damon

    RIP.

  22. K

    much respect, rest in peace…

  23. Bella

    he fought a long hard battle..may he rest in peace. my prayers to his family

  24. GM

    Rest in Peace Bohdi

  25. GM

    Rest in Peace Jed

  26. GM

    Rest in Peace Darrel

  27. Amp88

    Damn it! Why does it always have to be the good ones? RIP Patrick, we’ll miss you!

    I’m so sick of 2009. Too much death, sorrow and heartache. :’(

  28. douglas

    Good family man. Rare to find in Hollywood…..

  29. Craig

    Wow this really is a sad moment for all those who loved movies. Red Dawn will alway be one of my favorites. We will miss you Patrick.

  30. ROUGH daddy

    I heard Jennifer Gray is planning to jump in the box with him, simply Bcause she cant get arrested after the nose job…(coming from a well placed source)

  31. douglas

    75% of guys admit to like Dirty Dancing……the other 25% lied.

  32. Joe Melnick

    Seemed like a good guy – his acting style was a bit on the cheesy side but if Road House is on while I’m flicking around, I can’t turn the channel – it must be watched. RIP.

  33. JT

    Mr. Superficial,

    So very, vey well said. I am wishing the same for him.

  34. Ananana

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :’(((

  35. patrick was a genuine, talent and a proper movie star. a class act.

  36. Fuck you, GOD!

    And yet Keanu Reeves continues to walk among us. Sonofabitch…

  37. patrick was a genuine talent and a proper movie star. a class act.

  38. Me, baby, Me

    Did you know Leona Lewis looks like Kendra Wilkinson’s black sister?

    Discuss

  39. Smit

    Indeed, that was very well said Mr. Superficial.

    RIP Patrick

  40. Aunt Jemima

    WOLVERINES!!!!

  41. Amp88

    @38:

    Wrong place. Also, rude and inconsiderate.

  42. havoc

    He kicked ass in Red Dawn and Point Break.

    He fought the good fight.

    RIP Patrick.

  43. D4P

    Adrian and Barney, both dead now.

    Hard to believe.

  44. We have lost one of IMO greatest actors of our time. He was good good and his range was suupassed by very few. He could take a tough guy role then flip it and take a role like Ghost and make you belivie both of them.
    We have lost so many in 2008 and 2009. We all knew he would go but it still breaks my heart to see him past.
    for me I have lost actor and human being that I look up to and who I model myself after. Someone that everyman wishes he could be.

    Pat we will miss you dearly……

  45. We have lost one of IMO greatest actors of our time. He was good good and his range was suupassed by very few. He could take a tough guy role then flip it and take a role like Ghost and make you belivie both of them.
    We have lost so many in 2008 and 2009. We all knew he would go but it still breaks my heart to see him past.
    for me I have lost actor and human being that I look up to and who I model myself after. Someone that everyman wishes he could be.

    Pat we will miss you dearly……

  46. POINT BREAK WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE FUCKING MOVIES. RIP !!!

    UTAH…GIMME 2!

  47. Hollard

    Nobody puts baby in the corner

    RIP Patrick.

  48. Marie

    Rest in peace, gorgeous… Thanks for a whole lot of steamy fantasies ;-) Love always…

  49. Dee

    One of the few decent people in Hollywood, a class act until the very end. RIP to a great man.

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