Patick Swayze – American actor, singer and dancer. August 18th 1952 – September 14th 2009. Age at time of death-57.
Death – Swayze died on September 14th 2009 from pancreatic cancer aged 57. After initally being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in janurary 2008, Swayze believed a year later that he was beating the disease. His particular type of tumour was an intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm.However this was not to be. The cancer spread to his stomach for which he underwent surgery. Swayze continued to believe he was responding well to treatment. Towards the end of july 2008 Swayze was given just weeks to live. In January 2009 it was found that a small mass had spread to his liver and early that month he was hospitalized with pneumonia.
In April the cancer had further spread and the end came on september 14th 2009, 20 months after first being diagnosed. Swayze was cremated and his ashes were spread over his ranch in New Mexico. A private memorial was held for him and his white stallion was there with Swayze’s boots placed backwards in the stirrups.