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Patrick Swayze Pancreatic Cancer

Updated on September 24, 2009

Patrick Swayze & Pancreatic Cancer

Patrick Swayze, Last Lecture Professor Randy Pausch, Steve Jobs and Ruth Ginsberg are just some of the people whose lives are impacted by pancreatic cancer. I'd wince at the horrible tabloid photos of Patrick Swayze. Though shocking I couldn't turn away from the gentleman who brought such grace and his own kindness to movies like Dirty Dancing, Ghost, the North and the South.

Even at this sad time, I can't help but smile when I think of Patrick Swayze all tanned, swarthy and buffed, playing the straight man in a dance off with the late Chris Farley, auditioning as a Chippendales dancer for Saturday Night Live. My heart goes out to his wife Lisa Niemi as well as other families impacted by loved ones with pancreatic cancer.

Patrick Swayze Funeral To Take Place After Cremation?

Robert Dougherty, Associated Content, 9/16/09

As soon as funeral arrangements or a memorial service are announced for Patrick Swayze, I'll post details here. In the meantime feel free to leave your online condolences for Lisa Niemi and their families.

Image Source: Patrick Swayze Dies At Age 57 Pancreatic Cancer,

Patrick Swayze Biography - One Last Dance

Patrick Swayze: One Last Dance
Patrick Swayze: One Last Dance Product Description:

A heartwarming, in-depth portrait of the beloved star whose sensational performances in Dirty Dancing and Ghost seduced a generation, and whose courage in the face of illness captivated millions.

In this intimate and revealing biography, New York Times bestselling author Wendy Leigh shares the inspiring untold story of Patrick's incredible life: his show business childhood, his fairy-tale love affair with wife Lisa Niemi, his catapult into alcoholism after his father's untimely death, the daredevil exploits that almost killed him, and his courageous fight against pancreatic cancer, a fight that has offered hope and encouragement to others grappling with similar life-threatening illnesses.


Patrick Swayze & Lisa Niemi Memoir - The Time Of My Life

The Time of My Life
The Time of My Life Product Description

A behind-the-scenes look at a Hollywood life and a remarkable love, this memoir is both entertainment and inspiration. Patrick and Lisa's marriage is a journey of two lives intertwined and lived as one--throughout their years in Hollywood and at home on their working ranch outside Los Angeles, and culminating in the hope and wisdom they've imparted to all who know them. This book will open the door for families, individuals, and husbands and wives to grow, bond and discover entirely new levels of love and sharing, proving that life shouldn't be lived as a series of endings, but rather as the beginning of greater strength and love.


Patrick Swayze Movies

Patrick Swayze was the epitome of a dashing, gentleman and that's how he's best remembered. Leave your condolences and fond remembrances here.

If you're a Squidoo lensmaster, consider donating part or all proceeds from one of your lenses to any of the cancer non-profits supported by Squidoo in honor of Patrick Swayze.

Information about Patrick Swayze's Memorial Service or Funeral Arrangements will be provided when they become available.

Condolences for Patrick Swayze's Wife Lisa Niemi - Leave Condolences for Patrick Swayze's Family Here

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I found this article very informative and I must recommend this one to all of my friends. Recently I have read about Pancreatic Cancer Survival Rate at in this site they told, all stages of pancreatic cancer, combined, and the 1 year relative pancreatic survival rate is only about 20 %, and the 5 year survival rate is 4%. Do you think is this true? Nice post. Keep going on.

      Thank You.

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      TraceyFitzgerald 7 years ago

      This terrible disease has touched my family too. my most sincere condolences to the Swayze family. I know that some time has passed, but it is never to late to send some cyber love.

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      thewishpearl 8 years ago

      I am a big fan of Patrick Swayze and always will be. He will be sadly missed.

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      Spook LM 8 years ago

      A terrible malady. Sympathies to his family.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      Patrick put up a courageous fight for a cancer that can't be beaten. Lost my mother to pancreatic cancer in April 2008. She lasted 3 1/2 months from the diagnosis and it was horrible to witness. I send my deepest sympathy to Patrick's wife, Lisa.

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      Adrienne Jenkins 8 years ago

      Wish Saturday Night Live would allow or release the video clip of Patrick Swayze and the late Chris Farley.

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      anonymous 8 years ago

      cant beleve hes deid

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      puzzlerpaige 8 years ago

      I'll remember him as a dashing fellow. All us girls longed to be the one dancing with him in Dirty Dancing. So sad he's no longer with us.

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      Sandy Mertens 8 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      He put up a good fight. Cancer has to be the worse disease that anyone can have. My condolences go out to the family.

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      Joan4 8 years ago

      I am thankful for Patrick Swayze's life and the joy he brought to our family with his talents! Sending sympathy to his family, and especially to his wife, Lisa. My favorite memory of Patrick Swayze will always be his dancing and big smile in Dirty Dancing.