05/12/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Patrick Swayze Photographed Shopping In California (PICTURES)

Looking just a shadow of his former self, Patrick Swayze battles on with his fight against cancer, trying to live a normal life by going shopping.

But behind the sunglasses the star of Ghost and Dirty Dancing looks gaunt.

The 55-year-old was pictured defiantly going to the shops near his ranch on the outskirts of Los Angeles.

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