Patrick-swayze "Dirty Dancing" star Patrick Swayze has died after an almost two-year battle with pancreatic cancer.

Annett Wolf, Swayze's publicist, confirms that the 57-year-old actor died Monday with his family by his side.

It had been reported recently that he had gone home to be with his family.

Swayze's role in "Dancing" propelled him to stardom in 1987.

But it was his role in the 1990 romantic drama, "Ghost," that raised his celeb status to an even higher level.

Sadly, his career was on an upswing with his role in the critically hailed A&E drama, "The Beast."

Patrick, you will always be remembered and forever be missed.

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Photo: Patrick and his wife , Lisa, were reportedly working on his memoirs for the past year. Credit: Getty Images

Posted by:Elizabeth Snead