Until the end, Swayze (in 2005) fought cancer with his whole being: "There is probably that little bird that flies through your insides and says, 'I sure would like to make a mark in life,' " Swayze told The New York Times last October. "I've made a pretty decent mark so far – nothing to scoff at. But it does make you think: Wait a minute. There's more I want to do. Lots more. Get on with it."