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EntertainmentPatrick Swayze's Widow Reveals Painful Secrets About His Childhood in a New Documentary

16:27  14 august  2019
16:27  14 august  2019 Source:   people.com

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Patrick Swayze ' s widow , Lisa Niemi, has opened up in a heartfelt interview about how she is coping with the death her husband and the details of his drinking problem, saying he was a "different man" when he was drunk. Swayze had a long battle with pancreatic cancer and died in September 2009

Patrick Wayne Swayze (/ˈsweɪzi/; August 18, 1952 – September 14, 2009) was an American actor, dancer, singer, and songwriter. Gaining fame with appearances in films during the 1980 s

Patrick Swayze's Widow Reveals Painful Secrets About His Childhood in a New Documentary© Frazer Harrison/Getty Patrick Swayze and wife Lisa in 2006.

Ten years after his death, Patrick Swayze is being remembered for his remarkable life and legacy.

Both a classically trained ballet dancer and a rugged cowboy, Swayze captured hearts in 1987’s Dirty Dancing and 1990’s Ghost—but he also grappled with demons including alcoholism and the lingering effects of a sometimes-difficult childhood.

Now a new documentary on Paramount Network, I Am Patrick Swayze, sheds light on the star who lived life to the fullest until his death from pancreatic cancer in September 2009 at age 57.

In the end, Swayze “showed himself to be a true hero in how he approached his disease,” his widow Lisa Niemi Swayze, 63, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “The amount of lovingness and kindness, I saw wisdom in him that was beyond anything I’d seen before.”

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Nearly 7 months after Patrick Swayze ’ s death, “it’ s not getting better” for widow Lisa Niemi, she His last days: “We told each other we loved each other over and over again. I never left the room without He was my childhood -idol when "Dirty Dancing" showed. And "getting better" it' s about to go on with

Patrick Swayze was best known for his starring roles in Dirty Dancing and Ghost, but his fans were clueless as to Experts in a new series by Reelz are questioning what really led to his early death. Patrick Swayze ’ s ‘Black Widow ’ Selling Actor’ s Chemo Wig. “So far, I’ve discovered that Patrick was

Growing up in Houston, Swayze was constantly pushed by his mom, Patsy, a choreographer who founded the Houston Jazz Ballet Company. While he would later credit her for his strong work ethic, her demand for perfectionism at times veered into physical abuse.

The actor’s mom “was really an example of what happens in families in a cycle of abuse,” Lisa says in the film. “She could be very violent, but it was nothing compared to what she endured growing up and the stories I heard about what she went through with her own mother.”

Patrick Swayze's Widow Reveals Painful Secrets About His Childhood in a New Documentary© Provided by TIME Inc. Patrick Swayze and his mother Patsy in 1994. | Ed Geller/Globe Photos/ZUMA

Swayze often privately recounted the story of his 18th birthday, when Patsy was “laying into him” before his father told his wife that he would divorce her if she touched their son again. “She never hit him after that,” Lisa tells PEOPLE.

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Patrick Swayze was best known for his starring roles in Dirty Dancing and Ghost, but his fans were clueless as to Experts in a new series by Reelz are questioning what really led to his early death. Patrick Swayze ’ s ‘Black Widow ’ Selling Actor’ s Chemo Wig. “So far, I’ve discovered that Patrick was

Patrick Swayze was best known for his starring roles in Dirty Dancing and Ghost, but his fans were clueless as to Experts in a new series by Reelz are questioning what really led to his early death. Patrick Swayze ’ s ‘Black Widow ’ Selling Actor’ s Chemo Wig. “So far, I’ve discovered that Patrick was

When Swayze moved out on his own, “he became very aware of the positive and the negative aspects of how he was raised,” says Lisa, who met her husband when she was 15 at his mom’s dance studio and married him in 1975. “But you know what, if somebody pushes you that hard, like his mom did, it could make some people cave, but it made him fight harder.”

Patrick Swayze's Widow Reveals Painful Secrets About His Childhood in a New Documentary© Provided by TIME Inc. Left: Swayze in Dirty Dancing in 1987. Right: in 2008. | SNAP/REX/Shutterstock; Barry Brecheisen/WireImage for Rockit Ranch Productions

Over the years, he and Patsy “came to have a much better relationship,” adds Lisa. “Patsy could be extremely critical and negative. But she figured out that if she was going to be around us, she needed to be a little nicer, and that’s what she did.”

Swayze and his mother stayed close until his death—Patsy died four years after him in 2013 at the age of 86—but they never spoke of the abuse. “I think she would say, ‘Well, you know, sometimes I could be strict, I’m that kind of a teacher,’ ” Lisa recalls. “She was a complicated woman, intense and an amazing life force. Patrick absolutely loved and respected her.”

I Am Patrick Swayze, produced by Derik Murray of Network Entertainment and directed by Adrian Buitenhuis, premieres on Aug. 18, which would have been Swayze’s 67th birthday, on Paramount Network.

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