- Lisa Niemi was Patrick Swayze's wife
- He died of cancer in 2009
- This is what Lisa Niemi looks like today
Patrick Swayze (†57) is one of the most popular actors of all time, his role as dance instructor "Johnny" in the classic film 'Dirty Dancing' made him a legend. He had an impressive career from dancer to Hollywood star.
In 2009, the popular actor lost his battle with pancreatic cancer and passed away at the age of 57. Always by his side during both his exciting career and his final battle was his widow Lisa Niemi (67).
They also had a tragic fate:
The couple was married for 34 years. The two got to know each other when Lisa Niemi took dance lessons from his mother Patsy Swayze (†86). She was 15 years old at the time. In June 1975, the two married, and the marriage remained childless.
During Swayze's lifetime, the trained dancer starred in several films, together the couple founded a production company and even starred together in the film 'One Last Dance'. After Patrick Swayze's death, however, Lisa withdrew from show business.
This is what Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi does today
Since losing her husband to pancreatic cancer, Lisa Niemi has been committed to the fight against cancer. She is an ambassador for the Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, an organization dedicated to the fight against pancreatic cancer.
A few weeks after the death of her husband, Lisa Niemi published the biography 'The Time of My Life', which she wrote together with Patrick Swayze before his death.
The book was a huge success and made the 'New York Times Best Seller' list. In 2012, Niemi published her second book, 'Worth Fighting For', which was again a bestseller.
This is how Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi looks today
As can be seen in an Instagram picture of Lisa Niemi, she still has blond hair, but with darker strands, and she looks simply beautiful even at over 65 years old.
Lisa and Patrick were horse lovers and bred Arabians - a hobby Lisa continues to pursue. In 2014, Lisa Niemi married Albert DePrisco, a jeweler. The two live together in Florida.
But her great love is not forgotten even today. Patrick Swayze will always have a special place in her heart.