Ah, it's been a sad few days. Two days ago, Nobel laureate Norman Borlaug - who some say is the most important man of the twentieth century (his discoveries led to much improved crop yields, thus saving a lot of the world's population) - died at the age of 95.
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Now, Patrick Swayze has died:
Patrick Swayze, the hunky actor who danced his way into moviegoers' hearts with "Dirty Dancing" and then broke them with "Ghost," died Monday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.
"Patrick Swayze passed away peacefully today with family at his side after facing the challenges of his illness for the last 20 months," said a statement released Monday evening by his publicist, Annett Wolf. Swayze died in Los Angeles, Wolf said, but declined to give further details.
Granted, Borlaug and Swazye are of different leagues, but both are giants in their respective fields. RIP. (Photo: Alan Light [Flickr])