I didn't like all of Patrick Swayze's movies, some were a little too much fluff for me. I always liked him though and thought he seemed like a good man.
He leaves behind a wife of 34 years. The fact that they were married for so long is a feat almost unheard of in Hollywood.
More than anything though, I thought he handled his cancer diagnosis with a lot of bravery and class, at least publicly. I developed a considerable amount of respect for him on how he carried himself at the end.
May his family find some peace eventually.