Jennifer Grey, who played "Baby" to Patrick Swayze's "Johnny in the 1987 movie Dirty Dancing, calls the actor's bout with pancreatic cancer "so sad":
"It is so sad. If I saw him on the streets today, I'd throw my arms around him and love him up."
Another of Swayze's costars', Lea Thompson (the 2 were in 1984's Red Dawn) told Us:
"I've known him for so long, he's a great guy, and I love him so much... He was such a great dancer," she added. "He will be resilient -- us dancers are tough!"
Actor Tom Hanks told a cameraman:
It's a terrible thing. He's a great guy. I hope it goes well. It's such sad news.
Whoopi Goldberg said yesterday that she owes Swayze her Oscar for Ghost and "We want you to feel better _ we'll talk soon."