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'Dirty Dancing' star Patrick Swayze dies at 57

• USA Today
Patrick Swayze, the gracefully macho Texan who swiveled his way to movie stardom in 1987's Dirty Dancing, died Monday at the age 57 after waging a valiant public battle against pancreatic cancer.

"Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months," said a statement released Monday evening by his publicist, Annett Wolf. No other details were given.


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Comment by J E Andreasen
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Patrick Swayze always struck me as a fundamentally decent man.  A talented professional, who worked hard, never seemed to take himself too seriously, and faced tragedy and death with great dignity.  He will be missed.

Comment by Powell Gammill
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Honestly, I don't know why I put this up.   never post celebrity news, even obits.  But for whatever reason I always liked Swayze.  Not that I thought he was in a lot of great movies.  Or was a super star.  I just did.  I was sorry to read over a year ago that he was diagnosed with incurable cancer.  I was not surprised to see him continue to work.

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