Celebrities React to Patrick Swayze's Death

September 15, 2009 By:
Celebrities React to Patrick Swayze's Death
Patrick Swayze is a beloved actor that will not soon be forgotten. He may have lost his life to cancer, but he will forever live on in some of our favorite movies, and most importantly, our hearts.

Some of Patrick's most famous co-stars and friends have come forward to express their sadness for this great loss. Here's what they had to say:

"Patrick was a rare and beautiful combination of raw masculinity and amazing grace. Gorgeous and strong, he was a real cowboy with a tender heart. He was fearless and insisted on always doing his own stunts, so it was not surprising to me that the war he waged on his cancer was so courageous and dignified. When I think of him, I think of being in his arms when we were kids, dancing, practicing the lift in the freezing lake, having a blast doing this tiny little movie we thought no one would ever see. My heart goes out to his wife and childhood sweetheart, LisaNiemi, to his mom,Patsy, and to the rest of their family." ---Jennifer Grey aka: Baby from 'Dirty Dancing'

"Patrick was a really good man, a funny man and one to whom I owe much that I can't ever repay. I believe in Ghost's message, so he'll always be near." ---Whoopi Goldberg

"Patrick you are loved by so many and your light will forever shine in all of our lives. In the words of Sam to Molly. 'It's amazing Molly. The love inside, you take it with you. I will miss you." ---Demi Moore, via People.com.

"He fought the bravest battle and sadly lost. My heart goes out to his wonderful Lisa, his wife and soul mate for 34 years." ---Barbara Walters

"Patrick Swayze was a talented and passionate artist who struck a memorable chord with audiences throughout the world. He played a wide range of characters both on stage and in movies and his celebrated performances made the hard work of acting look effortless -- which I know from experience is not easy. As a fan and as an actor, I admired Patrick and I know that he will be dearly missed. On behalf of all Californians, Maria and I send our deepest condolences to Patrick's family, friends and fans." ---Arnold Schwarzenegger

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