Summary: actor and classically trained dancer who rose to stardom in the films Dirty Dancing (1987) and Ghost (1990), among many other screen appearances like The Outsiders (1983), City of Joy (1992), To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything Julie Newmar (1995), and in the recent TV series The Beast, but whose 20-month battle with advanced pancreatic cancer drew wide attention.
Cause of Death: Pancreatic cancer
Born: August 18, 1952
Died: September 14, 2009
Location: Los Angeles, California