Patrick Swayze was one of the most iconic male actors in the 80s and 90s. The man with multiple talents, Patrick, was a dancer, singer, and songwriter. He is still worldwide famous for his 1987 movie Dirty Dancing and the 1990 movie Ghost. His song “She’s like the wind” is a notable work in his musical career.

Patrick’s fan base grew stronger as he portrayed tough and romantic characters during his career. He was also named People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive in 1991. Unfortunately, he died of cancer at age 57 in 2009.

Who Is Patrick Swayze Wife?

The Dirty Dancing actor was married to Lisa Niemi for a long time until his death. They remained married for 34 years. Patrick’s wife, Lisa, is a writer, director, actress, and dancer. Lisa appeared in the 2003 film One Last Dance with her late husband. Their other collaborations were the 1987 Steel Dawn and the 2004 Beat Angel.

Patrick and his wife, Lisa Niemi. The couple was married for 34 years until Patrick's death.
Image: Patrick and his wife, Lisa Niemi. The couple was married for 34 years until Patrick’s death.
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Patrick and Lisa first met when they were teenagers. In 1970, then 14-year-old Lisa was taking dance lessons from Swayze’s mother. Also, Patrick was 18 years old at the time. Five years after their first meeting, the couple tied their wedding knot on June 12, 1975.

The couple didn’t have any children, but Lisa had suffered one miscarriage. Patrick was never involved in any extra-marital affairs. He was linked up with several women, but none of the rumors proved to be true. Also, find the relationship details of Natalie Horler.

Family Background Of Patrick Swayze

Patrick Wayne Swayze was born on August 18, 1952, in Houston, Texas, the U.S. He was one of the five children born to Patsy Swayze and his father, Jesse Wayne Swayze. His mother, the Patsy, was a choreographer and dancer, while his father, Jesse, worked in engineering.

 Patrick (far right) with his wife and siblings.
Image: Patrick (far right) with his wife and siblings.
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Patrick has two sisters named Vickie and Bambi, along with two younger brothers named Don and Sean. He learned athletic skills in his late teens and attended San Jacinto College. Patrick later moved to New York City to complete his dance training.

Addiction, Illness, And Death

In 1989, Patrick got into Buddhism and began practicing different forms of meditation. But one year later, he went into rehab for the treatment of alcoholism. Additionally, Patrick was a heavy smoker for forty years. Swayze was hospitalized with pneumonia on 9 January 2009. Later he was sent back home because of complications of chemotherapy for his cancer.

On 14 September 2009, he passed away alongside his family side. His body was cremated and his ashes were scattered over his New Mexico ranch.

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In January 2008, Swayze was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. In May 2008, sources claimed that he underwent surgery to remove part of his stomach. The same month he was seen at a Los Angeles basketball game which was his first public appearance since the diagnosis.

Patrick died 20 months after his cancer diagnosis on September 14, 2009. He was 57 at the time of his death. Shortly before his death, Swayze helped his wife co-wrote a memoir called The Time of My Life. The memoir became a New York Times Best Seller.

How Much Is Patrick Swayze’s Net Worth?

Patrick had a net worth of $40 million at his death, as per celebritynetworth. The primary source of his earning was purely the big and small screen. Over his 30 years of professional career, Patrick appeared in numerous successful movies and television shows. During his final time, Patrick named his fortune to his wife.

Patrick’s most successful movie was the 1987 romantic drama, Dirty Dancing. Take a look at the box-office collections of some of his films:

YearMoviesBox-Office Collections
1987Dirty Dancing$214.6 million
1989Road House$30.1 million
1990Ghost$505.7 million
1991Point Break$83.5 million

Swayze would have actively involved in movies if his health was better. He was one of the most demanded actors during his peak career.

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