Actor Patrick Swayze died today after a 20-month battle with pancreatic cancer his publicist confirmed to ABC News. He was 57."Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months," his publicist, Annett Wolf, said in a statement released Monday evening.Patrick Swayze's wife Lisa told ABC that she and his brother Donny Swayze, were by his side when he died at his ranch on the outskirts of Los Angeles.Swayze, best known for starring in the blockbuster films "Red Dawn" "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost," was diagnosed with cancer in January 2008, but outlived the prognosis of just several months he received.
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