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Patrick Swayze dies

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Patrick Swayze dies

It has been announced that Patrick Swayze has died.  He was 57.  He suffered from pancreatic cancer.  
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yes, it's sad.  he was a good actor.  'ghost' was one of his best.
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Yes, a good actor and a good movie.  The potters wheel scene with Demi Moore was very sensual and a classic.  Often spoofed by others Smiley
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 He suffered from pancreatic cancer.

Just seen article on BBC site - great shame.
Problem was that the cancer was class 4 when diagnosed and that's invariably terminal.
James
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Shame.
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Finest role? I'd vote for Bohdi in Point Break as the most memorable despite its many faults/ social comments.
They missed Point Break from Swayze's obit on CNN, but detailed many others, not sure why.
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Problem was that the cancer was class 4 when diagnosed and that's invariably terminal.

Yes, that's a problem particularly with us males - we don't like going to the doctor until things get serious.
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Don't actors have medicals before any major film project so the studio's can get insurance?
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Yes I think you're right but when did he last make a movie?  His recent work has been on TV where medicals are possibly not done.
From IMDB:
1 hours ago | Rope of Silicon  | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »
Patrick Swayze's publicist reports the actor has passed away at the age of 57 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Reports began surfacing this weekend saying the actor best known for his roles in Dirty Dancing and Ghost had returned home for his final days. "Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months," said a statement released Monday evening by his publicist, Annett Wolf. No other details were given. Swayze had most recently played the role of Charles Barker on the Aand#038;E television show "The Beast" and was last seen in 2009's little seen Powder Blue. "The Beast" was cancelled after 13 episodes after it was reported the show would not continue without Swayze's involvement. "There's no way it was going to happen without Patrick," People magazine quoted a source as saying. He is survived »
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Dunno what to say, just gutted  Cry R.I.P
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Quote from: artmo
Yes, that's a problem particularly with us males - we don't like going to the doctor until things get serious.
A lot of the time, with cancer, you just don't know you've got it and there aren't any symptoms, or pain, to make one suspicious until it's too late.
Pancreatic cancer does, from stats, seem to have a low survival chance - about 17%