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Rumors of the death of cancer-striken actor Patrick Swayze went viral on Twitter following false reports by a Jacksonville, Florida radio station on Tuesday, May 19. The story was picked up by a German TV news channel, who also reported the story as fact.

Annett Wolf issued the following statement to counter the false reports: “This is to confirm that Patrick Swayze did not pass away this morning contrary to severely reckless reports stemming from a radio station in Jacksonville, Florida. Patrick Swayze is alive, well and is enjoying his life and he continues to respond to treatment.”

In January 2009, Swayze spoke candidly about his cancer battle in an interview with Barbara Walters. Check it out here.

UPDATE: Patrick Swayze died on Monday, September 14, 2009 at age 57.