Patrick Swayze died on Monday, September 14. Patrick Swayze’s cause of death was pancreatic cancer. Swayze was 57 when he died. Swayze fought the good fight right up to the end. He gave hope to other cancer sufferers with his optimistic attitude.
There were rumors that Swayze was at death’s door but the Swayze camp had always denied it. Condolences, sympathies and prayers to the family and fans of Patrick Swayze.
1952 – 2009,
Updated Aug 27 2009 –
Patrick Swayze’s wife and brother accompanied him on his hospital trips to receive treatment for his pancreatic cancer. Swayze was thought to have improved his health and appearance when he looked like he regained some of the lost weight.
However, on August 26, Swayze left hospital in a wheel chair. Swayze had a drip and catheter attached to his body. It looked like he would be confined to bed rest for a while until he recovers.
In early August, Swayze was hospitalized in Beverly Hills for intestinal bleeding. Swayze had turned 57 in mid August.
Patrick Swayze in a wheelchair – photo link.
Updated July 28 2009 –
Good news. Patrick Swayze has gained weight. Swayze has grown his hair back. That is a good sign. Swayze has a beard and moustache. His face does not look gaunt and withdrawn.
Posted April 15 2009
Patrick Swayze’s cancer update does not look good. Swayze looked different and a shadow from his former self. Swayze’s cancer has left him nearly bald. Swayze wore a cap over his head to hide the effects of cancer. The paparazzi observed Swayze had lost weight and walked with labor.
On a public outing in L.A., Swayze was seen accompanied by his brother, Don Swayze. Swayze was supposedly going to attend an appointment nearby. Photographers caught Swayze standing by the side of the road. Swayze was at one point, gripping on a pole for support.
Since the public revelation of his cancer, Swayze gave his first TV interview to Barbara Walters. Swayze was upbeat then. He said he wanted to last until they found a cure for cancer. Swayze revealed that he gave himself two years. Swayze has been working on his TV show, The Beast, even as he was undergoing chemotherapy for cancer.
Swayze worked without pain killers as he was afraid the drugs would affect his acting. The Beast’s ratings fell. Swayze’s ailing health was a factor that would determine if The Beast would have a second season.
Jan 29 2009 The National Enquirer (NE) claimed Patrick Swayze has stopped his medical treatment because his doctors told him there was little they could do to arrest his cancer. Swayze’s friend told the N.E. that Swayze’s cancer is inoperable. Swayze has stopped his chemotherapy. Weight loss was obviously happening for Swayze.
Patrick Swayze gossip.
Sep 5 2008. Patrick Swayze made his rare public appearance at America’s Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon on Friday night, Sept 5. Patrick Swayze expressed hope that a cure will be found for cancer. He is still battling pancreatic cancer and works on his filming in between treatments.
Swayze has stirred up concern for his health as he was seen smoking despite being a cancer patient. Story on Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon here.
Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi, Dec 13, 2006.
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