Tributes flood in for Patrick Swayze

Stars pay tribute to their friend and co-star Patrick Swayze

Patrick Swayze
Patrick Swayze

Stars pay tribute to their friend and co-star Patrick Swayze

Tributes for the late Patrick Swayze, who lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday night, have flooded in from the actor’s A-list friends and colleagues.


After a two-year battle with the disease, the star passed away at the age of 57 with his family at his bedside.

Swayze’s Dirty Dancing co-star, Jennifer Grey, and Demi Moore, his love interest in 1990 movie Ghost led the long list of tributes.

Grey recalled Swayze as a ‘real cowboy with a tender heart’. The actress who played the infamous Baby in the 1987 hit movie described him as ‘a rare and beautiful combination of raw masculinity and amazing grace’.

Meanwhile Demi Moore tweeted on the passing of her co-star writing: ‘Patrick you are loved by so many and your light will forever shine in all of our lives.’

Actor Rob Lowe, who starred opposite Swayze in The Outsiders and Youngblood went as far as to say he had ‘lost a brother’.

Patrick lived a thousand lifetimes in one lifetime,’ said Lowe.

‘He was an expert dancer, he wrote hit songs, he starred in hit movies, he was an amazing horseman. "But the thing I will remember him most for was his amazing love affair with his wife Lisa.’

Keanu Reeves, who starred alongside Swayze in classic surfing movie Point Break recalled the actor as ‘a beautiful person, an artist’ who ‘lived life to the fullest’.

Finally, Ghost co-star Whoopi Goldberg credited Swayze for helping her secure an Oscar win for best supporting actress in the psychic medium film.

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