Patrick SwayzePatrick Wayne Swayze (; August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor, dancer, and singer who was recognized for playing distinctive lead roles, particularly romantic, tough and comedic characters. He was also known for his media image and looks; ''People'' magazine named Swayze the "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991.
Swayze received three nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical; this was for his roles in the romance film ''Dirty Dancing'' (1987), the thriller film ''Ghost'' (1990) and the road comedy film ''To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar'' (1995). He also acted in famous action films such as ''Road House'' (1989) and ''Point Break'' (1991). He was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 1997.
Swayze wrote and recorded the popular song "She's Like the Wind" and was posthumously awarded the Rolex Dance Award in 2012. In 2009, Swayze died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 57. Provided by Wikipedia