Patrick Swayze, Who Courageously Starred in A&E’s ‘The Beast’ While Being Treated For Cancer, Dies at Age 57

Sep 14, 2009  •  Post A Comment

Patrick Swayze, 57, the movie star who starred as an aging FBI agent in A&E’s 2008 series "The Beast," succumbed to pancreatic cancer today.

According to ABC News’ obituary, "The show was shot in Chicago, where he would often work 12-hour days and have chemotherapy treatments on his days off. ‘Nobody on the set ever saw me whine, moan like a girly-loser-man,’ Swayze said. ‘I would do an attitude adjustment every morning. I think everybody thought I was out of my mind, thinking I’m gonna pull off a TV show, but I’ve never been one to run from a challenge."

Swayze starred in such hit movies as "Dirty Dancing" and "Ghost." His cancer was dianosed in January 2008.

–Chuck Ross

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