Dirty Dancing star Patrick Swayze succumbs to cancer


MUMBAI: Patrick Swayze, best known for films like Dirty Dancing and Ghost, passed away on 14 September. The actor had been battling pancreatic cancer for nearly two years.

Born in 1952 in Houston, Texas, Swayze rose to fame with his role in Dirty Dancing, which became a box-office sensation that earned more than $300 million worldwide. He was also known for his role in Ghost and as Orry Main in the North and South television miniseries.

Listed by People magazine as the Sexiest Man Alive in 1991, Swayze was diagnosed with advanced stage four pancreatic cancer in January last year. He had been starring in US TV show The Beast since being diagnosed with the disease.

The 57 year old actor passed away peacefully with his family by his side at his ranch in the outskirts of Los Angeles.