So much talent in one frame couldn’t save poor actor-cum-dancer Patrick Swayze from pancreatic cancer in 2009 aged just 57. He was renowned across the globe and owes most of his fame to the legendary Ghost and Dirty Dancing. This photo was taken not so long before he succumbed to the battle only 20 months after the life-changing diagnosis.
Patrick Swayze 1952-2009 ~ Born in Houston, Texas. Swayze lived in the Oak Forest neighborhood of Houston, TX until the age of 20. During this time, he pursued multiple artistic and athletic skills, such as ice skating, classical ballet, and acting in school plays. He married Lisa Niemi in 1975. He met Lisa at Swayze's mother's dance studio.