Tuesday, August 02, 2016 09:55:40 AM
Patrick Wayne Swayze
was born in Houston Texas on August 18th 1952 and died on 14th September
2009 in Los Angeles California surrounded by his wife and family.
He had been first diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in
January 2008. He was the 2nd child of Patricia Karnes and Jesse Swayze. In
1972 he left for New York home to study ballet after completing gymnastics
at San Jacinto College for two years.
He married Lisa Niemi on 12th
June1975, although they met in 1970 when Lisa was 15 years old, and they
remained so very happily married to her till the day he died.
They had not be able to have
any children of their own as Lisa has unfortunately miscarried twice.
We all remembered
so vividly from his moves in
'Dirty Dancing' with
Jennifer Grey in 1987 and let us not
forget his role with Demi Moore in
'Ghosts'. He was a very talented dancer and actor and a
singer. In 1991 he was voted the sexiest man alive.
Dirty Dancing was the first movie to sell a
million copies of the video
He experienced many heartaches with his dad dying
of heart attack in 1982 when he was 57 (Patrick also died at that age) and his
sister Vicki died from suicide overdoses in 1994. Patrick then proceeded to
battle his demons with alcohol.
He was severely injured breaking both of his
legs and severing both four detached tendons of his shoulder when he fell
off a horse in 1998 and hit a tree and his acting career was slow to pick up
He mentioned at a interview I saw this year
with Barbara Walters and he wished he had not smoked as this seemed to be
linked with pancreatic cancer. He fought so very hard to stay alive with
alternative therapies and of course conventional ones but alas he he
eventually died. He seems to outlive the time that most people die of this
dreadful disease. His ashes were scattered over his ranch in New Mexico.
So now Patrick we now
you, a pose you kind of made your photo pose, and may you rest now
Patrick, free from pain and know the fight you fought to stay alive was a
gallant one. Lisa will miss you so very much ... we will too!
Over a 30 year period
he appeared in
* The Outsiders (1983)
* Uncommon Valor (1983)
* Grandview, U.S.A.
* Red Dawn (1984)
* Youngblood (1987)
* Dirty Dancing (1987)
* Steel Dawn (1987)
* Tiger Warsaw (1988)
* Road House (1989)
* Next of Kin (1989)
* Ghost (1990)
* Point Break (1991)
* City of Joy (1992)
* Father Hood (1993)
* Tall Tale (1995)
* To Wong Foo Thanks for
Everything, Julie Newmar (1995)
* Three Wishes (1995)
* Black Dog (1998)
* Letters from a Killer
* Forever Lulu (2000)
* Green Dragon (2001)
* Donnie Darko (2001)
* Waking Up in Reno
* One Last Dance (2003)
* 11:14 (2003)
* Dirty Dancing: Havana
* Keeping Mum (2005)
* The Fox and the Hound 2
* Jump! (2007/I) .
* Christmas in Wonderland
* Powder Blue (2009)