Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi
Patrick Swayze was an actor, dancer, singer and songwriter beloved for his unforgettable roles—and moves—in movies like Dirty Dancing and Ghost. In January 2008, he had just finished shooting a TV pilot when he received a devastating pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Refusing to give in to the disease, Patrick continued working while undergoing grueling chemotherapy treatments. On September 14, 2009, he lost his 22-month battle and died at the age of 57. His wife of 34 years, Lisa Niemi, was by his side.