Tuesday, September 15, 2009

R.I.P. Patrick Swayze Dies of Cancer at 57

Popular movie actor Patrick Swayze, who rose to fame for both his acting and dancing abilities in the 1987 movie classic Dirty Dancing, died after a 20-month battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

In the words of Jennifer Grey, his costar in that film: "Patrick was a rare and beautiful combination of raw masculinity and amazing grace." We agree.

Patrick went on to star in numerous other films, most notably Ghost with Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. He also recently starred in the well-received A&E TV drama The Beast.
Patrick spent his later years living with his wife of 34 years, actress Lisa Niemi (shown with him above), on ranches in both California and New Mexico, where they raised Arabian horses. The California ranch is below.

Our condolences go out to Lisa and their entire family.



  1. Sorry to hear of Patrick Swayze's death as a relatively young man by today's standards. It sppears that he and his wife, Lisa Nieme, had a wonderful marriage. Sorry we didn't see the ranches, but knowing of the 2 homes and horses makes one realize they must have loved each other and animals.

  2. I am blow out of the water entirely after hearing awful news. Its again a big blast after Michael Jackson. Its too bad. Anyways, its the time that has to be happened. Its by God's wish to happen that. I've got this news on one of my favorite web portal Celebrities News and I didn't believe on the same.


  3. Thanks Allvira. We're pretty sad about it too. Patrick Swayze was taken away too soon.

  4. I really admire Jennifer Grey's tribute to Patrick Swayze. She's doing Dancing with the Stars for him, class.


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