After battling pancreatic cancer for 20 months, actor Patrick Swayze died on Monday, according to the New York Times.

Swayze became a household name after 1987’s “Dirty Dancing,” where he starred alongside actress Jennifer Gray. In it, Swayze played a suave, bad-boy dancer who fell in love with the daughter of a rich doctor. It was Swayze’s character who popularized the now famous line: “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.”

Shortly following “Dirty Dancing,” Swayze starred in the movie “Ghost,” with Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg, another huge hit that guaranteed his spot at the top.

In his career, Swayze made classic films like “Roadhouse,” guest-starred on “Saturday Night Live,” and even performed in the London musical “Guys and Dolls” in 2006.

Swayze was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in January 2008, but shocked everyone when he planned to continue filming the series “The Beast” on A&E. He managed to film one season while undergoing treatment before he succumbed to the cancer on Monday.

On Tuesday, the women of “The View” discussed Swayze’s passing. This was significant not only because Swayze worked directly and had a strong relationship with Whoopi Goldberg, a host, but also because Barbara Walters was the last to interview Swayze, a year and half ago.

Many students feel saddened about Patrick Swayze’s passing, and the Facebook statuses that littered everyone’s news feed last night are a testament to this fact.

“It’s a tragedy that he passed away at such a young age,” said Rachel Feyre ’10. “He’ll be missed.”

Chris Staysniak ’10 echoed Feyre’s sentiments. “It was so sad. He’s just … he’s just a beautiful man and his passing was tragic.”

Swayze will be remembered for his brilliant dance-acting and his strength as he battled through his last year.

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