I was sad to see that Patrick Swayze died. He is a distant cousin (very distant–he would be my 7th cousin, twice removed) as we both have Judge Samuel Swayze and Abigail Horton as great grandparents. Here is a link about him on my genealogy site. Click it to see our Swayze line.
Here is a link to an article about his fight with cancer. He only had it 20 months, and it seemed to age him years. He and his wife always looked so happy. She has to be devastated. RIP, Patrick.