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


Besides her beauty, what drew Patrick to Lisa (in 1979) was her sense of honesty. "She was different than anyone I'd known. Like a flower. If I started my macho stuff, she'd cut me off fast," Patrick told PEOPLE in 1984. "I'd be dead without her. She helped me break my self-destructive tendencies. I was an insecure little baby. I don't ever see us apart. She's my creative partner."