The loss of actor Patrick Swayze sent the celeb world a twitter as they remember their brother thespian.

Dirty Dancing costar Jennifer Grey said."When I think of him, I think of being in his arms when we were kids, dancing, practising the lift in the freezing lake, having a blast doing this tiny little movie we thought no one would ever see.

"(He was a) real cowboy with a tender heart… it was not surprising to me that the war he waged on his cancer was so courageous and dignified.

"Patrick was a rare and beautiful combination of raw masculinity and amazing grace. My heart goes out to his wife and childhood sweetheart, Lisa Niemi, to his mum, Patsy, and to the rest of their family."

And Whoopi Goldberg who brought Patrick back from cinematic death in Ghost said: ,"Patrick was a really good man, a funny man and one to whom I owe much that I can’t ever repay. I believe in Ghost‘s message, so he’ll always be near."

Rob Lowe and Thomas C. Howell who teamed with Swayze in the seminal adaptation of teen rebellion The Outsiders mourned jointly.

Lowe said, "Patrick lived a hundred lifetimes in one. I will remember him for that, and I will remember him for how much he loved his wife Lisa. He was such an intense actor, so full of passion and vigor. He definitely made the most out of it. It’s a sad day."

Howell added," I have always had a special place in my heart for Patrick. While I was fortunate enough to work with him in three films, it was our passion for horses that forged a friendship between us that I treasure to this day. Not only did we lose a fine actor today, I lost my older Outsiders’ brother. My heart goes out to not only his entire family, but all his fans as well."

And Demi Moore quoted their Ghost lovers as she blogged, "Patrick you are loved by so many and your light will forever shine in all of our lives.

" In the words of Sam to Molly. ‘It’s amazing Molly. The love inside, you take it with you.’ I will miss you."