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Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze
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Birth Name: 
Patrick Wayne Swayze
Birth Date: 
August 18, 1952
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Houston, TX
Actor / Dancer / Songwriter
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Passed Away on September 14, 2009

It's a silver screen favorite, and now, nearly 24 years after "Dirty Dancing" made its debut, Lionsgate has announced plans to remake the 1980s classic.

The 1960s-based film, which previously starred Jennifer Grey and Patrick Swayze, will sit under the direction of the movie's original choreographer Kenny Ortega for the reboot.

9:31 am

It has been almost two months since Patrick Swayze has passed away, and wife Lisa Niemi is going to be opening up about it on the Oprah Winfrey show.

She’ll speak about what life was like for them, as well as what it was like losing him, in her first interview since his passing.

1:24 pm

Ready to pay their respects, family and friends will be holding a private memorial service for Patrick Swayze over the weekend.

Taking place on Sunday (October 4) at Sony Studios in Los Angeles, those close to the actor will say their farewells after he passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 57.

12:58 pm

Losing his battle with advanced pancreatic cancer, Patrick Swayze has passed away at the young age of 57-years-old.

According to the beloved actor's publicist, Annett Wolf, Swayze succumbed to the terminal illness in Los Angeles on Monday (September 14) with family near his side.

12:20 pm

His courage is an inspiration to us all, and yesterday (August 25) Patrick Swayze was spotted leaving Cedars Sinai Hospital.

The 57-year-old actor, who has been battling pancreatic cancer for the last year and a half, made use of a wheelchair to help him get around as he made his way to the car.

12:06 pm

He’s in the fight of his life against pancreatic cancer, and it looks like Patrick Swayze is bound and determined to beat his ailment.

The “Dirty Dancing” stud was spotted leaving a fast food restaurant in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon (July 18) looking a bit worn but still tough. He wore an all-black ensemble complete with a cowboy hat and sunglasses.

2:43 am

Despite rumors that he had succumbed to his pancreatic cancer, Patrick Swayze is reportedly still alive and kicking, according to his rep Annett Wolf.

Earlier today she told press, "This is to confirm that Patrick Swayze did not pass away this morning contrary to severely reckless reports stemming from a radio station in Jacksonville, Florida. Patrick Swayze is alive, well and is enjoying his life and he continues to respond to treatment."

1:07 am

He’s been in a battle for his life against pancreatic cancer, and Patrick Swayze isn’t giving up yet. He was spotted recently at a gas station in Los Angeles looking like a shadow of his former self.

And according to reports, the “Dirty Dancing” actor has signed a “Do Not Resuscitate” order, requiring doctors to let him die in the event that he stops breathing or his heart stops beating.

11:26 pm

He’s been dealing with his own battle with pancreatic cancer, but when Natasha Richardson passed away unexpectedly last week, Patrick Swayze was stunned.

The “Dirty Dancing” stud worked with the late actress in the film “Waking Up in Reno” and gave a heartfelt statement to press regarding her passing.

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He’s been on the losing end of a battle with pancreatic cancer, but in a recent interview Patrick Swayze insisted that he’s still holding his ground.

The 56-year-old actor told press, "It's amazing to me that the tabloids such as the National Enquirer print such negative stories about me and my health when there are so many positive things going on in my life right now. I've started a new chemotherapy and, once again, I am one of the lucky ones with pancreatic cancer that is responding well to the treatment.”

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