It has been reported that Patrick Swayze has died today, at the age of 57, after his long battle with pancreatic cancer. Perhaps known best for his performances in films like “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost,” it is his advocacy over the years that has been an inspiration to many. Follow CNN’s breaking coverage as more information is disclosed here.
I was fortunate to have met and interviewed Swayze while in college at a heart disease awareness event. You can read all about it from my previous blog post here.
Earlier this year, Swayze was interviewed by Barbara Walters’ where he talked in depth about his battle, his journey and his career. Watch the opening segment of Walters’ interview below. For the remaining clips of the interview, go to YouTube.
3 replies on “R.I.P. Patrick Swayze”
RIP Patrick, loved the movie Ghost and Dirty Dancing.
This is a terrible loss, for his wife-first, then for his extended family and friends, then for Hollywood. He was a great actor and now cancer took his life. Well, life is short and the unexpected does happen!
It is such a horrible lost. He was one of the most down to earth, inspiring Hollywood stars out there. They don't make actors like him these days.