Patrick Swayze has released a new photograph as proof that he is still alive and has not lost his battle with cancer.
Reports hit internet websites last week claiming that Swayze had passed away, which has caused the actor to release the image to prove the rumours wrong.
The Dirty Dancing star is pictured with wife Lisa and his two dogs, Lucas and Kumasai at their ranch in New Mexico.
Swayze has also revealed that he is set to release a book of his memoirs in autumn.
The book is to feature all aspects of the actors life from his childhood and career to his brave battle with pancreatic cancer, which Patrick hopes will 'inspire' readers.
Swayze stated: “I will write from my heart about these experiences and, aside from the sheer pleasure of doing it, if people happen to garner inspiration from it, or incentive, or find a new way to love, it would be wonderful”
The actor is said to be ‘responding well’ to his cancer treatment.