Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Patrick Swayze Dies at 57
Patrick Swayze, best known for his roles in Ghost (1990) and Dirty Dancing (1987), died yesterday after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Swayze, who studied dance at his mother’s studio in Houston, was as talented a dancer as he was an actor. He portrayed Danny Zuko in the original Broadway production of Grease. He also toured and performed on Broadway in the musical Chicago and appeared in a London production of Guys and Dolls. Even while undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer, Swayze continued to work. He appeared in the A&E television series The Beast which aired during the early part of 2009. Patrick Swayze’s movies made us laugh, cry, and cheer out loud. He taught us that you can dance and look cool at the same time. His performances will be watched and enjoyed for years to come.