AP is reporting that beloved film star Patrick Swayze has passed away. He was 57 years old.
Swayze was born in 1952, and after a long and successful career suffered a difficult battle with pancreatic cancer. After his breakout performance in Dirty Dancing, Swayze went on to star in the romantic classic Ghost alongside Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg.
Later, he played the role of Billy Flynn in the Broadway production of Chicago. Despite his illness, he continued to work after his diagnosis in January 2008, starring in A&E’s show The Beast for one season. Swayze was also writing a memoir with his wife, Lisa Nemi.
He will be missed.