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Rumors, Twitter reports of Patrick Swayze's death are false, publicist says

May 19, 2009 | 10:35 am

Patrick Swayze's publicist released a statement this morning denying reports of the actor's death. The Twitter microblogging network was ablaze this morning with reports that Swayze, 56 and suffering from pancreatic cancer, had died. Here's the release from publicist Annett Wolf:

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.

-- Martin Beck