The legendary Patrick Swayze
passed away September 14th after a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer. Swayze died at his Los Angeles home. He was 57 years-old.
The Texas native catapulted into super stardom after 1987's Dirty Dancing
, which earned him his one out of three Golden Globe nominations. The movie grossed 300-million worldwide and spawned a top ten hit pop hit from Swayze called "She's Like the Wind." Also, Swayze delivered one of the classic pop culture lines, "Nobody puts baby in a corner
Swayze was a household name and his success only continued with the outrageously successful Ghost
in 1990. The movie included Demi Moore
, Whoopi Goldberg
, which earned her an Oscar, and made Swayze one of the most sought after actors in the world. In 1991 People
magazine said Swayze was the "Sexiest Man Alive."
Other successful films continued such as Point Break
and To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar
, which racked up his third Golden Globe nomination as drag diva Vida Boheme.
In January 2008 Patrick Swayze was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Swayze was a smoker and in 2008 he told Barbara Walters
, "I will go so far as to say probably smoking had something to do with my pancreatic cancer."
Rest in peace Patrick Swayze.
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