Patrick Swayze 1952-2009

Patrick & Lisa: A Love Story

Soulmates and life partners, Swayze and his wife were each other's pillars of strength during 34 years of marriage


His love for Lisa inspired Patrick – together at the premiere party for Dirty Dancing in 1987 – to pen the hit ballad "She's Like the Wind" for the blockbuster movie's soundtrack. Writing that song, "I just felt at that time that I'm very, very lucky to have a woman who thinks I hung the moon," he told PEOPLE in 2007. And though they didn't appear together onscreen, Patrick practiced all his dance routines for the movie with his wife.