The Death Of Patrick Swayze Hoax

Rumors of celebrities dying are nothing new and nor is the fact that they tend to spread quickly across the internet.

The latest such hoax surrounds Dirty Dancing actor Patrick Swayze, 56.

If you have received an email, or heard a story that suggest Patrick Swayze has died in the last day or so then don’t believe it!

Yesterday a source from Germany RP Online reported that according to California based KissFM Radio Patrick Swayze died.

Interestingly, however, If you were to visit the radio station’s website then you would not find any such report.

ET Online has a quote from Patrick Swayze’s representative who says –

“This is to confirm that Patrick Swayze did not pass away this morning contrary to severely reckless reports stemming from a radio station in Jacksonville, Florida.

Patrick Swayze is alive, well and is enjoying his life and he continues to respond to treatment.”

Chatter about the apparent death of Swayze has been rife on social sites today with related tweets being amongst the hottest topics on Twitter.

Some of those talking about the actor believe the rumour to be true whilst the majority have called it out as a hoax.

Swayze is currently living with pancreatic cancer and has been quoted as saying that –

..surviving five years is “wishful thinking,” but that living two more years “seems likely, if you’re going to believe the statistics…

Here’s hoping he goes on for much longer than that!

Update : Unfortunately Patrick Swayze lost his battle with cancer on Monday (September 14th 2009). He was aged 57. His death has been confirmed on notable sites such as the BBC.

About Lee Munson

Lee's non-technical background allows him to write about internet security in a clear way that is understandable to both IT professionals and people just like you who need simple answers to your security questions.


  1. I cannot believe people make up stuff like this its not pleasant at all.

  2. Patrick is a great actor and I’m so glad he is still ok.


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