By making the news of his stage 4 pancreatic cancer public, Patrick aimed to aware others of this morbid stealth-mode killer. He managed to outlive most patients with the same type of cancer, but dropped his strength on September 14, 2009. He was only 57 at the time of his 'peaceful' death.
Those who were close to him still remember him for his courage and greatness. His wife, Lisa Niemi, being on the frontline.
Lisa's tribute to her late husband
After almost a decade, Patrick still lives in his wife's heart. Even today, she remembers him and his cause to spread cancer awareness. On his 9th death anniversary, his partner of 34 long years felt gloomy and sweetly poisoned by his memory.
Lisa paid a heartbreaking tribute to her lost love of life by throwing purple flowers in the ocean for him. She recalls how he loved the sea and the adventures it brought to him. Amid this sad realization, she has given her support to cancer patients around the globe and felt for their ongoing struggles. The heart is only getting heavy!
9 yrs ago Patrick passed. Can't help but b a sad day. I threw purple roses in the ocean 4 him. He would have loved that. Loved the ocean & its adventure! To my surprise, the current carried the roses out 2 sea! #PatrickSwayze Thinking of all who fight as hard as he did @PanCan pic.twitter.com/6DQFfU1XUJ— Lisa Niemi Swayze (@LisaNiemiSwayze) September 14, 2018
She did find love again
Storing her love for Swayze in the most affectionate corner of her soul, Lisa did manage to move on in her life. The couple spent half of their lives being an anchor for each other but it was never a weight for his wife, forbidding her to fly again. Without wavering her love for Patrick, Lisa married a jeweler, Albert DePrisco. Her broken heart may not have healed yet but it's under the care!
Fourth of July, waiting under the darkening sky! pic.twitter.com/EXzIt2QYm4— Lisa Niemi Swayze (@LisaNiemiSwayze) July 5, 2016
Albert & me w/ 3 of the fabulous The View ladies - Barbara, Whoopi, Jenny. Luv 'em all. They r awesome. pic.twitter.com/pDzbiTbdxN— Lisa Niemi Swayze (@LisaNiemiSwayze) March 18, 2014
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