Patrick Swayze (†57) is one of the most popular actors of all time. He became a legend playing dance teacher Johnny in the cult movie Dirty Dancing. Patrick Swayze had one of Hollywood's most impressive careers, and became an A-list actor.
In 2009, he died from pancreatic cancer at just fifty-seven years old. His widow, Lisa Niemi (62), was always by his side, both during his exciting career and through his battle against cancer.
The couple was married for thirty-four years. They met when Lisa Niemi took dance lessons with Patrick's mother, Patsy Swayze (†86). At the time, Lisa was just fifteen. They got married in June 1975, but never had children.
Lisa, who is also a professional dancer, appeared in several films during Swayze's lifetime. They founded a production company together and even acted alongside one another in the movie One Last Dance. After Patrick Swayze's death, Lisa retired from show business for good.
Patrick Swayze's widow Lisa Niemi today
Ever since she lost her husband to pancreatic cancer, Lisa Niemi has been involved in various charitable organizations. She is an ambassador for the Hope for Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, an charity dedicated to the fight against pancreatic cancer.
A few weeks after the death of her husband, Lisa Niemi published her biography The Time of My Life, which she wrote together with Patrick Swayze before his death.
Lisa Niemi has gotten remarried
The book became a huge success and made it onto the New York Times Best Seller list. Niemi published her second book Worth Fighting For in 2012, which also became a bestseller. Lisa and Patrick were horse lovers and bred Arabs, a hobby Lisa continues to pursue.
Lisa Niemi married the jeweller Albert DePrisco (62) in 2014 and the couple live in Florida.