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Patrick Swayze

About Patrick Swayze

Patrick Wayne Swayze (Birth: August 18, 1952 at Houston, Texas, United States; Death: September 14, 2009 at Los Angeles, California, United States) is a famous American film actor, singer and songwriter. He died of pancreatic cancer "with family at his side" at the age of 57. His death came after 20 months of being diagnosed. His publicist, Annett Wolf, confirmed about the death to CNN.

Personal Biography


Lisa Niemi is his wife. According to reports, the two, in May 2008, have renewed their marriage vows.


Swayze is diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in April 2008. The doctors told Patrick is suffering from pancreatic cancer and adviced him to stop smoking. His physician Dr George Fisher said Patrick is responding well to treatment. Soon after his cancer news came out, celebs began to offer emotional support sending him messages.

In November 08, media reported that Patrick began saying goodbye to his family and pals as cancer spreads to liver. He termed the media reports as 'shoddy and reckless' reporters writing and that such acts are emotionally cruel.

Treatment for Pneumonia

By January 09, his cancer is said to have spread to his lungs from his pancreas, and a week ago he was taken to hospital with pneumonia but Patrick is refusing to give up as long as his wife is by his side. He is reported to be doing fine and that he will be out of hospital soon. In mid-Jan, he checked out of hospital.

Cancer treatment resumption

At the end of January 09, reports said he stopped medical treatment for cancer but his rep is still undergoing cancer treatment and that the medication is not stopped. Patrick said he wants to die with his boots on.

Despite being in a cricital stage, he refused to quit smoking and said he is scared and angry.

In February 09, he urged American leaders to help fund cancer research. He confirmed reports about penning a tell-all memoir with contribution from his wife Lisa Niemi, which will throw light on his deeply personal details.

On May 19, 2009, he issued a statement that he is "alive and well" after a Florida radio station has 'recklessly reported' that he had died.

He is reported to have told that he predicted he was dead man soon after the pancreatic cancer diagnosis.


Patrick is a keen pilot and a smoker. He likes them so much that in 2001 his plane crashed after the altitude controller became blocked with tar.

The Time of My Life

The Time of My Life is the memoir of Swayze.


Swayze's co-stars and acting colleagues have paid tributes to the veteran star. His Dirty Dancing co-star Jennifer Grey rememberd him as real cowboy with a tender heart. Patrick swayze's funeral arrangements are yet to be made available. His cremation is expected to be on September 18, 2009 and his ashes will be spread across his much loved Rancho de Dias Alegres (Ranch of Happy Days) in New Mexico.

Actress Suzanne Somers, who is herself a cancer survivor, thinks that chemotherapy has killed Swayze.

Patrick was cremated on September 17 and his ashes are currently being held at his lawyer's office, according to his death certificate.

His private memorial will be held in California on October 4, 2009.

Professional Biography


Acting skills

In 1972, he moved to New York City to complete his formal dance training at the Harkness Ballet and Joffrey ballet schools.

List of popular works

  • Skatetown, U.S.A. (1979)
  • Uncommon Valor (1983)
  • The Outsiders (1983)
  • Red Dawn (1984)
  • Grandview, U.S.A. (1984)
  • North and South (1985)
  • Youngblood (1986)
  • North and South, Book II (1986)
  • Dirty Dancing (1987)
  • Steel Dawn (1987)
  • Tiger Warsaw (1988)
  • Next of Kin (1989)
  • Road House (1989)
  • Ghost (1990)
  • Saturday Night Live (1990)
  • Point Break (1991)
  • City of Joy (1992)
  • Father Hood (1993)
  • Heaven & Hell: North and South, Book III (1994)
  • Tall Tale: The Unbelievable Adventures of Pecos Bill (1995)
  • Three Wishes (1995)
  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (1995)
  • Letters from a Killer (1998)
  • Black Dog (1998)
  • Forever Lulu (2000)
  • Donnie Darko (2001)
  • Green Dragon (2001)
  • Waking Up in Reno (2002)
  • One Last Dance (2003)
  • 11:14 (2003)
  • Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004)
  • George and the Dragon (2004)
  • King Solomon's Mines (2004)
  • Keeping Mum (2005)
  • Icon (2005)
  • The Fox and the Hound 2 (2006)
  • Jump! (2007)
  • Christmas in Wonderland (2007)
  • Powder Blue (2009)
  • The Beast (2009)(Television series)

Ranking / Recognition / Awards / Nominations / Postive comments

  • 1991: Sexiest Man Alive, People magazine

Other Professional Information

Patrick Swayze in News

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Patrick Swayze renewed marriage vows with wife while fighting cancer
Late actor Patrick Swayze and his wife Lisa Niemi had renewed their marriage vows as the actor battled with cancer.

'Dirty Dancing' remake gets green signal from Patrick Swayze's widow
Late Patrick Swayze's wife, Lisa Niemi, has given the green signal for the remake of the 1987 hit film 'Dirty Dancing'.

Cheryl Cole's ex Derek Hough up for lead role in 'Dirty Dancing' remake
Derek Hough is all set to put his dancing shoes once again.

Iconic 1987 film 'Dirty Dancing' to be remade 'for new generation'
The iconic 1987 film 'Dirty Dancing' is getting a remake, film studio Lionsgate has announced.

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Kate Winslet has revealed that as a teenager she had a crush on her co-star Guy Pearce who is scheduled to play her lover in her latest television drama 'Mildred Pierce'.

I smoked weed before 1991 Oscar speech, reveals Whoopi Goldberg
Actress Whoopi Goldberg has revealed that when she took to the stage in 1991 to receive her Oscar award she was actually under the influence of drugs.

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