Patrick Swayze, the actor made famous by his performance in "Dirty Dancing" and later for a spoof that made fun of that performance, has died following a two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Part of that battle included a number of cancer treatments at Stanford Hospital.
Swayze's publicist says the 57 year-old died at his Southern California home surrounded by family. Swazye, a licensed pilot, would often fly himself to Stanford from Southern California in his private plane with his wife at his side.
The Stanford treatment occurred several months late last year. It is not clear when or if they stopped.
Back in January, Swayze talked about his fight with cancer with Barbara Walters.
"You can bet that I'm going through hell," he said. "And I've only seen the beginning of it."
He told Walters he was dreaming of a future with a long and healthy life, saying he didn't want to live in the shadow of cancer, but in the light.