Stars at Madame Tussauds: Patrick Swayze
Simply heartbreaking! Two years after his tragic cancer death, the wax figure of Patrick Swayze was actually revealed by his wife at Madame Tussauds. With his most famous pose from "Dirty Dancing", the actor was immortalized in the Figure Cabinet. We show other stars in wax here.
"My baby belongs to me!" Who does not melt away with the famous quote from the cult movie "Dirty Dancing"? With the hit movie hit Patrick Swayze was once a superstar, until today he is unforgotten. Two years after his death in September 2009, Madame Tussauds memorialized him in Hollywood and made a wax figure of the actor. It was unveiled in mid-October 2011 by the love of his life, his widow Lisa Niemi.
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Wow! The pose in which they depict Patrick Swayze is taken from the film: with his arms outstretched, he balances over a tree trunk. So Johnny wanted to teach his baby to dance. The wax figure radiates the curious, rebellious nature of "Johnny Castle", Patrick Swayze's "Dirty Dancing" role. Even the reckless and seductive look that spellbound many female moviegoers has really worked well for the makers of Madame Tussauds.
Patrick Swayze's love lasted a lifetime
And in fact, his widow Lisa Niemi did not take it away and personally revealed the character. The Hollywood star was married to the dancer for 34 years until his death. Even before the unexpected mega-hit of "Dirty Dancing", she was at his side and also stayed, as he had to struggle with alcohol problems for years. When he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, she flew him to the treatment center in New Mexico on a small plane to the clinic.
On September 14, 2009, he lost the fight against cancer and died in her arms. Meanwhile, Lisa has recovered from the fatal blow and was happy at the unveiling of Patrick Swayze's wax figure. According to the Daily Mirror, she enthused, "It became clear to me that someone worked with a lot of love, for a man I loved so much."
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