Have you heard the latest news about Patrick Swayze? The 55-year-old actor has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, which is very difficult to treat. In fact, according to a post on TMZ.com, less than 5 percent of patients diagnosed with pancreatic cancer live for more than five years following the initial diagnosis. I know that’s not a site known for its reliability, but still… that’s pretty scary.
Swayze is best known for his roles in movies like Ghost, Dirty Dancing, Point Break, and Roadhouse. He hasn’t had a lot of high-profile work in recent years, but has still been adding to his filmography. Most recently, Swayze has been working on a TV project for A&E called “The Beast”, in which he plays an FBI agent. Apparently, he’s going to continue working on the project despite the diagnosis.
I wouldn’t exactly call myself a huge Patrick Swayze fan, but this is still pretty sad news. His movies of the late ’80s and early ’90s are so much a part of my junior high and high school years that I can’t help but like him.
I’ll definitely be following future developments closely.