Whoopi and View Ladies Pay Tribute to Swayze: "We Lost a Very Special Person"
Barbara Walters and Whoopi Goldberg
The View overflowed with Patrick Swayze tributes Tuesday as his Ghost co-star, Whoopi Goldberg, shared memories with Barbara Walters, who conducted his final interview. Even guest host Kate Gosselin joined in the tributes as the show's cast remembered the star as a hard-worker, on-set goofball and heartthrob.
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"We lost a very special person. This was a well-fought battle," Goldberg said of Swayze, who succumbed to pancreatic cancer Monday at the age of 57. "Patrick fought like the dickens to survive it. He never thought of himself as someone who was dying as he [once said]: We're all dying. ... Until it kills me, I'm going to keep doing what I'm doing. This was his attitude and I hope that whenever it comes for me, I'll be the same."
Goldberg and Walters noted that Swayze worked up until the last minute, filming his A&E series The Beast, and writing his memoir with his wife, Lisa Niemi.
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Goldberg shared that on the Ghost set, Swayze would try to make her laugh when he was off-camera, and even mooned her. "Because of Patrick Swayze, I got that movie, Ghost. Because of Patrick Swayze, I have an Oscar," she said. "And there you are!"
Gosselin said Dirty Dancing and Ghost are two of her "absolute favorite" films. "Didn't we all want to be that girl [in Dirty Dancing]? Hello! What a guy," she said.
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Walters' interview will re-air Tuesday at 10/9c on ABC with extra footage.