Posted Mon Sep 14, 2009 at 06:25 PM PDT by Mike Attebery
Swayze's publicist announced the sad news this evening.
Despite being named People Magazine's Sexiest Man Alive, Swayze was well known for his down to earth attitude and the light-hearted approach he took to picking roles that often became parts of sleeper hits.
He is survived by Lisa Niemi, his wife of of more than 30 years, as well as his mother, the choreographer Patsy Swayze.
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