Monday, September 14, 2009

RIP Patrick Swayze

 Our hearts go out to Patrick Swayze's family as we learn of his sad death today. At the age of 57, we all came to love him as the hunky actor in "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost". For the last 20 months he has been battling Pancreatic cancer.

Fans of the actor were saddened to learn in March 2008 that Swayze was suffering from a particularly deadly form of cancer. He kept working despite the diagnosis, putting together a memoir with his wife and shooting "The Beast," an A&E drama series for which he had already made the pilot.

Swayze said he opted not to use painkilling drugs while making "The Beast" because they would have taken the edge off his performance. The show drew a respectable 1.3 million viewers when the 13 episodes ran in 2009, but A&E said it had reluctantly decided not to renew it for a second season.

You will always be in our hearts!