Patrick Swayze Passes Away from Pancreatic Cancer at the Age of 57

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According to multiple sources, Patrick Swayze died this evening at the age of 57 after a battle with pancreatic cancer.  Patrick revealed his illness to his fans in March of 2008 and while some reports said he would be dead within a matter of weeks, Swayze not only continued to tell those reporters to go screw but work on a memoir with his wife Annett Wolf as well as doing 13 episodes of the A&E series “The Beast”, work he did without painkillers because he felt it would take the edge off his performance.

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Known as an 80s-icon who starred in such hits as “Point Break”, “The Outsiders”, “Red Dawn”, “Ghost” along with cult hits like “Road House” and “Too Wong Foo Thanks For Everything, Julie Newmar”.  Of course, Swayze is best remembered for his iconic role in 1987′s “Dirty Dancing”.  With news of Swayze’s death, prepare for “clever” people to try and meld his famous line from that film, “Nobody puts baby in a corner,” with him being dead.  You see, because he said that line and now that he’s dead there’s a joke in there that no one else will think of.  Brilliant.

In a sign of the peculiarity of public reaction in the digital age, some celebrities like Demi Moore and Larry King are using Twitter to express their condolences and I wonder if one can provide an honest and respectful remembrance in 140 characters or less.

As for myself, I never felt much of a connection towards Swayze one way or the other.  I enjoyed his movies, but not having him as a constant present in current mainstream cinema didn’t really phase me.  Still, I want to express condolences on Swayze’s passing both for myself and for the crew here at Collider.  I imagine many will pay their respects by taking out their DVD of “Dirty Dancing” and maybe cry during the song “(I’ve Had) the Time of My Life”.  But there will also be those who break out their copy of “Road House” and watch Swayze beat the shit out of guys for two hours.  I’ll probably choose the latter.

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  • terk

    I always wanted this dude to impregnate my mom.

  • terk

    I always wanted this dude to impregnate my mom.

  • truth serum

    This is the guy that brought us Road House. One of the best action films EVER. Yeah I said it, EVER.

    Sleep well Patrick, and god bless……

  • truth serum

    This is the guy that brought us Road House. One of the best action films EVER. Yeah I said it, EVER.

    Sleep well Patrick, and god bless……

  • Cameron

    Black Dog for some reason was always an awesome movie for me, so B-grade but exactly what it needed to be, the story made no sense but kept me engaged…

    Will watch it tonight along with Road House and probably Donnie Darko if we have time, great humble actor, will be missed

  • Cameron

    Black Dog for some reason was always an awesome movie for me, so B-grade but exactly what it needed to be, the story made no sense but kept me engaged…

    Will watch it tonight along with Road House and probably Donnie Darko if we have time, great humble actor, will be missed

  • Natalie

    I am saddened … not just by you, but by a human race that allows people to grow up thinking that the death of anyone can be taken so lightly as reflected in your glib comments about Patrick Swayze’s imprint on this world … and to imply there is a joke about that line from Dirty Dancing now that he’s dead is just sickening.

    Patrick meant different things to different people and everyone grieves in their own way … obviously you didn’t “get” what Roadhouse was all about which just goes to show the depth of you as a reporter. He was not just some “sex symbol” to the women in your office … the characters he played touched hearts and were reminders that men can be tough when needed to be, yet still able to be vulnerable and caring.

    The grief that those who actually knew him are going through is be beyond your scope of understanding and your comments on their way of expressing their sincere loss was uncalled for. If you had ever been in the pain they are in right now, you would not have been so quick to judge.

    I sincerely know what his wife is going through with having lost the love of her life. I recently lost my soulmate to Melanoma … after 28 years together. The void in my life is so massive, if theoretically possible, it would swallow the earth whole. It claimed him in 11 months – none of us know what is in store, so make peace with your maker while you still can. All we can do is try to live our life the best we can and hope that when we go, someone cared … and somehow we made our mark on this planet, even if only for a moment. I know the remarkable imprint my husband made whilst on this planet – heaven knows what good he could have done if he the arena that Patrick had.

    When we lost my husband, we lost an angel here on earth … and somehow, I think we lost another one the other day. How many men could be in the position Patrick was (with adoring fans) and still be devoted to his wife for all that time. My heart goes out to his wife, who now has to somehow try to reassemble her life without him.

    In a world so filled with male anger and viciousness, we need to celebrate those men who have lived their life with style and class, rather than influences who are actively dragging the human race back into the animal kingdom with disrespect, violence and crudity.

    It is a sad day that he can no longer be the beacon shining through the sea of filth of the celebrity world … and he will be sincerely missed on this side of the globe.

  • Natalie

    I am saddened … not just by you, but by a human race that allows people to grow up thinking that the death of anyone can be taken so lightly as reflected in your glib comments about Patrick Swayze’s imprint on this world … and to imply there is a joke about that line from Dirty Dancing now that he’s dead is just sickening.

    Patrick meant different things to different people and everyone grieves in their own way … obviously you didn’t “get” what Roadhouse was all about which just goes to show the depth of you as a reporter. He was not just some “sex symbol” to the women in your office … the characters he played touched hearts and were reminders that men can be tough when needed to be, yet still able to be vulnerable and caring.

    The grief that those who actually knew him are going through is be beyond your scope of understanding and your comments on their way of expressing their sincere loss was uncalled for. If you had ever been in the pain they are in right now, you would not have been so quick to judge.

    I sincerely know what his wife is going through with having lost the love of her life. I recently lost my soulmate to Melanoma … after 28 years together. The void in my life is so massive, if theoretically possible, it would swallow the earth whole. It claimed him in 11 months – none of us know what is in store, so make peace with your maker while you still can. All we can do is try to live our life the best we can and hope that when we go, someone cared … and somehow we made our mark on this planet, even if only for a moment. I know the remarkable imprint my husband made whilst on this planet – heaven knows what good he could have done if he the arena that Patrick had.

    When we lost my husband, we lost an angel here on earth … and somehow, I think we lost another one the other day. How many men could be in the position Patrick was (with adoring fans) and still be devoted to his wife for all that time. My heart goes out to his wife, who now has to somehow try to reassemble her life without him.

    In a world so filled with male anger and viciousness, we need to celebrate those men who have lived their life with style and class, rather than influences who are actively dragging the human race back into the animal kingdom with disrespect, violence and crudity.

    It is a sad day that he can no longer be the beacon shining through the sea of filth of the celebrity world … and he will be sincerely missed on this side of the globe.

  • mjjbaba

    RIP my ANGEL PATRICK!!! I LOVE YOU FOREVER AND EVER!!!!

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