Remembering Patrick Swayze

From his Dirty Dancing heyday to his inspirational relationship with his wife, take a look back at the life of the actor (13 Photos)

Sarah Levy on Sep 15, 2009 at 9:55AM

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Remembering Patrick Swayze

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United Front

Swayze is survived by his devoted wife of 34 years, Lisa Niemi, an actress-dancer whom he had called his "pillar of strength" through his struggle with the disease. The true soulmates (pictured in 2005) weathered many storms together -- from the miscarriage of their child in 1990 to ups and downs in their careers -- and remained an incredibly united front during their decades of being together.  In a rare interview with Lisa, she opens up about her marriage to Patrick and her grief in losing him.

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