Monday, September 14, 2009

Another Celebrity Passed On...

This post is to honor
Patrick Wayne Swayze
August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009

American actor, dancer and singer-songwriter, he was best-known for his roles as romantic leading men in the films Dirty Dancing and Ghost and as Orry Main in the North and South television miniseries. He was listed by People magazine as its "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991.

Diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer in January 2008, Swayze told Barbara Walters a year later that he was "kicking it". However, he died from the disease on September 14, 2009. His last role was the lead in an A&E TV series, The Beast, which premiered on January 15, 2009. Due to a prolonged decline in health, Swayze was unable to promote the series, and on June 15, 2009, Entertainment Tonight reported that the show had been canceled.

Swayze was married to Lisa Niemi from June 12, 1975 until his death. The couple first met in 1970 when Swayze was 18 years old. Niemi, 14 years old at the time, was taking dance lessons from Swayze's mother. Swayze and Niemi had no children.

(The above was taken from Wikipedia and there is a lot more there to read about Patrick. The photos were all taken from his Official Fan Club website, loads more great photos etc of Patrick there too.)

My heart goes out to Patrick's wife Lisa, and to his family and friends.
He will be missed by all his fans.


Thom said...

Rest In Peace Patrick. You were the bomb. I loved The Beast, Ghost and Dirty Dancing the best. Awesome man :)

quilly said...

My heart goes out to Patrick's friends and family as well.

SonjaJacke said...

I am so sad. Patrick was my first love when I was a child. I can not count how many times I have watsched the film dirty dancing. I thought till the end that a good theraphie could help him to survive.