Patrick Swayze — American Actor born on August 18, 1952, died on September 14, 2009

Patrick Wayne Swayze was an American actor, dancer, and singer-songwriter. Having gained fame with appearances in films during the 1980s, Swayze became popular for playing tough guys and romantic lead males, gaining him a wide fan base with female audiences, and status as a teen idol and sex symbol. He starred in films from a range of genres, including the drama The Outsiders, the war film Red Dawn, the romantic "coming-of-age" drama Dirty Dancing, the action film Road House, the romantic fantasy/crime thriller Ghost, the action crime film Point Break, the comedy To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar, the action film Black Dog, the supernatural drama film Donnie Darko, and the drama Jump!, as well as in the television serials North and South and The Beast, his final role. During his career he received three Golden Globe Award nominations and was named by People magazine as its "Sexiest Man Alive" in 1991. He died in September 2009, at age 57, 20 months after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer... (wikipedia)

I'm trying to shut up and let my angels speak to me and tell me what I'm supposed to do.
You can imagine me as a kid growing up in redneck Texas with ballet shoes, tucking the violin under my arm. I had to fight my way up.
What winning is to me is not giving up, is no matter what's thrown at me, I can take it. And I can keep going.
When it looks like I may live longer than five minutes I'll drop cigarettes like a hot potato.
How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you're a dead man? You go to work.