Actor Patrick Swayze has succumbed to his battle with pancreatic cancer. The “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost” actor died Monday at age 57 after dealing with the illness for almost two years.
His publicist has announced that Swayze died peacefully with his family at his side. Swayze was diagnosed with the particularly virulent form of cancer in March 2008, and doctors originally gave him little time. Swayze survived 20 months, even filming 13 episodes of the A&E original series “The Beast” in 2009.
People magazine reported when Swayze was diagnosed his wife, Lisa Niemi, a licensed pilot, would fly him from Los Angeles to northern California for treatments.
There is no word about a possible public service for the actor. He leaves his wife of 30 years and his mother.
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