The Time of My Life by Patrick SwayzeIn a career spanning more than thirty years, Patrick Swayze has made a name for himself on the stage, the screen, and television. Known for his versatility, passion and fearlessness, hes become one of our most beloved actors.
But in February 2008, Patrick announced he had been diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer. Always a fighter, he refused to let the disease bring him to his knees, and his bravery has inspired both his legion of fans and cancer patients everywhere. Yet this memoir, written with wisdom and heart, recounts much more than his bout with cancer. In vivid detail, Patrick describes his Texas upbringing, his personal struggles, his rise to fame with North and South, his commercial breakthroughs in Dirty Dancing and Ghost, and the soul mate whos stood by his side through it all: his wife, writer and director Lisa Niemi.
A behind-the-scenes look at a Hollywood life and a remarkable love, this memoir is both entertainment and inspiration. Patrick and Lisas marriage is a journey of two lives intertwined and lived as one--throughout their years in Hollywood and at home on their working ranch outside Los Angeles, and culminating in the hope and wisdom theyve imparted to all who know them. This book will open the door for families, individuals, and husbands and wives to grow, bond and discover entirely new levels of love and sharing, proving that life shouldnt be lived as a series of endings, but rather as the beginning of greater strength and love.
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News of the Ghost actor's passing broke on 14 September 09 , the date stated on his death certificate, but the National Enquirer claims Swayze, 57, actually lost his battle with pancreatic cancer the day before, on 13 September A family insider tells the publication Swayze was bedridden at his Los Angeles home in the week leading up to his death and slipped into a coma after being heavily medicated. The star's wife Lisa Niemi called Swayze's mother Patsy and brother Donny in the early hours of 13 September and the trio kept a bedside vigil for more than an hour before he passed away. A source says, "It was down to a matter of moments. They walked in and stood around Patrick's bed.
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Getty Patrick Swayze. So how did Swayze die? How old was the Dirty Dancing star when he passed? According to WebMD , Swayze died of pancreatic cancer. He was He was diagnosed in March , after experiencing a burning sensation in his stomach, and he subsequently traveled to the Stanford University Medical Center for chemotherapy and treatment. By July, the actor made the news of his condition public, and was optimistic about his chances of survival.