I've heard that Patrick Swayze has died after fighting pancreatic cancer for a year or so. I'll miss him very much. I loved him in Ghost, particularly.
He really had an awful time with the disease, was in a horrible lot of pain, so I'm glad he now has relief from that. I'll have to see if I can catch an episode of Dark Blue at some point.
EDIT: Should be The Beast, not Dark Blue. Thanks for catching that, wagrobanite!