Patrick Swayze, best known for his role in 1987's Dirty Dancing, has died following a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer. Swayze followed up his breakthrough role with even greater success with the supernatural romance Ghost, turning him into a household name. While he never quite recaptured the success of Ghost, roles in Road House and Point Break gave him a certain level of permanent cult status.
In the following years Swayze kept a lower profile, but a key role as the pedophilic inspirational speaker in Richard Kelly's Donnie Darko introduced him to another generation of movie lovers. He will be missed. Posted 09.15.09 by reelz