Death of Patrick Swayze

August 18, 1952 - September 14, 2009
Los Angeles, California | Age 57

"Dirty Dancing" star dies at 57
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By CHRISTY LEMIRE, AP Entertainment Writer

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Patrick Swayze personified a particular kind of masculine grace both on and off screen, from his roles in films like "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost" to the way he carried himself in his long fight with pancreatic cancer.

Swayze died from the illness on Monday in Los Angeles, his publicist said. He was 57.

"Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his...

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