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10 Celebrity Deaths: The Final Details


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Patrick Swayze
In January 2008, Swayze was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer.
In January 2008, Swayze was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer.
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Date of Death: September 14, 2009

Age at Death: 57

Profession: Actor, dancer and singer-songwriter

Fatal Details: In January 2008, Swayze was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. On Jan. 9, 2009, the beloved actor was hospitalized with pneumonia. The pneumonia was said to be a complication of chemotherapy treatments for Swayze's cancer. On April 19, 2009, doctors informed Swayze that the cancer had again metastasized to his liver. Swayze stated that his chain smoking probably "had something to do with" the development of his disease. Swayze died 20 months after being diagnosed. He was cremated and his ashes were scattered over his New Mexico ranch.


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