The Time of Our Lives

Dancer-heartthrob Patrick Swayze succumbed to pancreatic cancer yesterday, after a year-and-a-half-long illness that was covered in brutal (if sympathetic) detail in the tabloids. Mr. Swayze, who was 57, had earned audiences’ love with roles in Dirty Dancing and Ghost.

The Washington Post obituary has a nice recap of Swayze’s uneven but affectionate reviews over the years. And the L.A. Times proper offers an extensive writeup, delving more into Swayze’s personal life.

Here’s the famous finale of Dirty Dancing, and here he is gamely spoofing himself on SNL.

 

The Time of Our Lives