Is Patrick Swayze near the end? Let's pray not!

Ps__opt Patrick Swayze's photos of the cover of The National Enquirer -- Patrick Swayze: The End -- don't look too encouraging to his many fans.

The beloved actor's face appears gaunt and skeletal, and he's lost all his hair.

The actor was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March 2008 and has been admirably upbeat while fighting a hard battle against the disease.

In January, he was admitted to the hospital with pneumonia and had to miss his Television Critics Association appearance to discuss his new show, "The Beast."

His quote "I'm proud of the way I fought it" also seems to indicate that the end may be near.

We pray that he can beat this.

But mostly we just don't want him to suffer and miss out on being with his family and loved ones at this time.

Let's send all our prayers and love to Patrick and his family. And let's watch a DVD of "Dirty Dancing" (1987) and remember how much he enriched our lives.

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Credit: National Enquirer