Monday, September 14, 2009
Patrick Swayze dies of cancer after a two-year long fight
Patrick-swayze "Dirty Dancing" star Patrick Swayze has died after an almost two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Swayze's role in "Dirty Dancing" propelled him to stardom in 1987.
But it was his role in the 1990 romantic drama "Ghost" that raised his celeb status to an even higher level.
Annett Wolf, Swayze's publicist, confirms that the 57-year-old actor died Monday with his family by his side.
It had been reported recently that he had gone home to be with his family.
His career was on an upswing recently too with his role in the critically hailed A&E drama "The Beast."