So … I’m not a big fan of Patrick Swayze or anything, and not in the cliché “I’m not a fan of” euphemism for “I strongly dislike”, but hearing about him saying goodbye to his family and friends was really sad to hear.

From Australian

ACTOR Patrick Swayze has reportedly started saying goodbye to family and friends after learning his cancer has spread to his liver.

The Dirty Dancing and Ghost star, who in January was told he had pancreatic cancer, has started preparing himself for death, reports say

“Patrick recently got word that the cancer had spread to his liver and that is what his doctors said would begin the countdown to the end,” a source told National Enquirer magazine.

“Patrick knew it was coming because he was suffering increased weakness.

“At times, he was so weak that he could barely walk without feeling faint. Sometimes he feels out of breath and has to sit down.”

I can’t imagine what that must be like … all these years he was iconic, a face and demeanor easily recognizable from the rest. And now to hear that he’s deathly ill … well, it’s pretty messed up, and reminds you of the frailty of life.