14 September 2009 5:55 PM, PDT | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Another one of our great 80s icons passed away. This time, it's Patrick Swayze, the actor who danced his way into our hearts. He died Monday after a long, painful fight with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

Our condolences go out to Swayze's family :sad

Here's the rest of the article from Yahoo News:

"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.

Fans of the actor were saddened to learn in March 2008 that Swayze was suffering from a particularly deadly form of cancer.

He had kept working despite the diagnosis, putting together a memoir with his wife and shooting "The Beast," an A&E drama series for which he had already made the pilot. It drew a respectable 1.3 million viewers when »

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