Don't act like you didn't fall in love with him when you watched Dirty Dancing and Ghost! His hair was perfection. Patrick Swayze (August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor, professional dancer, choreographer, singer and songwriter. He's also known for his song "She's Like the Wind." Swayze had an extremely long and successful career. But his life was cut short, taken away from us too soon. Swayze died at age 57 of pancreatic cancer. He continues to be remembered and loved by all of his fans!