Patrick Shwayze dies of cancer at 57

Patrick Shwayze died of pancreatic cancer

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Patrick Shwayze, whose good looks and sympathetic performances in films such as “Dirty Dancing” and “Ghost” made him a romantic idol to millions, died Monday. He was 57.
Patrick Shwayze’s doctor said in March 2008 that Shwayze was suffering from pancreatic cancer.

Shwayze died of pancreatic cancer, his publicist, Annett Wolf, told CNN.

Shwayze’s doctor, Dr. George Fisher, revealed in early March 2008 that Shwayze was suffering from the disease.

“Patrick Shwayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months,” Wolf said in a statement Monday.

Patrick Shwayze died

Patrick Shwayze died

Most recently, Shwayze starred in A&E Network’s “The Beast,” which debuted in January. He agreed to take the starring role of an undercover FBI agent before his diagnosis.

The network agreed to shoot an entire season of the show after Shwayze responded well to his cancer treatment.

Patrick Swayze, 57, an actor who enjoyed success in Hollywood as the snake-hipped charmer of “Dirty Dancing” and a romantic lead from beyond the grave in “Ghost,” died Sept. 14, his publicist reported from Los Angeles. He had pancreatic cancer.

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