Senior HTF Member
- Oct 31, 1997
Godspeed Mr. Swayze.
Originally Posted by Dave Scarpa
I'm seeing first Hand how Cancer can push the body to the limit as my wife battles the disease, Mr. Swayze was a brave man even not using painkillers during the Filming of his last series, so not to dull his performance. You battled hard Now Rest in Peace.
Swayze's wife of 34 years, Lisa Niemi, was at his bedside when he died of pancreatic cancer yesterday aged 57 at their ranch in Los Angeles.
He will be remembered as dance instructor Johnny Castle who swept Grey's debutante off her feet. Swayze was warned not to accept the part amid fears that the low-budget movie would flop but it became a massive hit and was the first film to sell one million copies on video.
He said the film, famous for the line 'Nobody puts Baby in a corner,' became a 'phenomenon' that took his life 'into insanity'.
Many women joined the '100-plus' club marking the number of times they had seen the film. Swayze said: 'That is the movie that sent my world into hyperspace.' Today Grey said: 'He was fearless and insisted on always doing his own stunts, so it was not surprising to me that the war he waged on his cancer was so courageous and dignified.'
The 57-year-old announced he had the illness in March 2008 but continued to work throughout his treatment and even filmed US drama series, The Beast. Swayze had said that he opted not to use painkillers while making the programme because he was concerned it would have taken the edge off his performance.
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1213530/Patrick-Swayze-loses-cancer-battle-57.html#ixzz0RBqaJIN2