14 September 2009 5:05 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Patrick Swayze lost his battle with pancreatic cancer Monday. He was 57. "Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months," his rep tells People in a statement. A gifted dancer, a rugged outdoorsman, a romantic leading man and a loving husband, Swayze was also, as his brother Don put it, "a warrior" in his cancer fight. Appearing on Nightline, ABC's Barbara Walters, who conducted one of the last in-depth interviews with the actor, reported that Swayze was with his wife, Lisa Niemi, and brother during his final »

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