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Patrick Swayze Dies at 57

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After his battle with pancreatic cancer, Patrick Swayze has died, according to his publicist. It occurred today with his family by his side. Since March 2008, when he publicly announced that he was fighting cancer, he continued to work, most recently on A&E's canceled show, The Beast. It was reported last week, he had returned to his Los Angeles home from the hospital to prepare to die.

Swayze had a long and varied career with the movie "Dirty Dancing" launching him into stardom in 1987. He also appeared in Ghost, Donnie Darko, Point Break, among other films and TV shows. He earned three Golden Globe nominations and in 1991, was named "Sexist Man Alive" by People Magazine.