Partick Swayze’s widow is selling the New Mexico ranch where the Dirty Dancing actor spent his final days, a new report claims.
Lisa Niemi was married to Swayze for 34 years, and was devastated when the popular actor died after a lengthy battle against pancreatic cancer last September. Niemi has decided to part with the horse ranch her husband loved because she can no longer cope with being there all alone, tattles reveal in the Feb. 29 issue of The National Enquirer. Lisa, 53, recently told pals she still feels the Ghost actor’s presence when she’s at home.
“The ranch holds a lot of good memories for Lisa of her life with Patrick, but she is having a hard time continuing to live in the house where he died,” says one source — who claims Lisa has been seeing a psychic to help her work through her grief. “Lisa is so lost without Patrick, she has consulted a psychic. She wants to know he is at peace or if there is any way to get a message to him or if she can hear anything Patrick has to say to her. She has flown the psychic to California and also talks to her frequently on the phone. She seems to feel better after their sessions.”
Niemi led a discussion on grief and shared memories of her beloved Patrick at the California Women’s Conference 2009 in Long Beach last October.
Lisa Niemi, the widow of actor Patrick Swayze, has established a cancer research fund in the late star’s
The Ghost star underwent treatment for pancreatic cancer at Stanford University before losing his battle against the disease in September. Lisa wants to show her thanks to the medical professionals who worked tirelessly for two years to save Patrick’s life. She’s working with the San Francisco center to set up the Patrick Swayze Pancreas Cancer Research Fund.
“Stanford University is coalescing existing research activities on pancreas cancer to form a Pancreas Cancer Center. Our wonderful Dr. George Fisher (who treated Patrick), is involved with all this and setting up this fund in Patrick’s name.”
Lisa Niemi is opening up about the grief that came with the loss of her husband, beloved actor Patrick Swazye, calling the paralyzing pain of sorrow “an animal all of its own.”
Lisa was married to Patrick, her teen sweetheart, for 34 years before the Dirty Dancing star succumbed to pancreatic cancer on Sept. 14.
Lisa, 54, spoke about Swayze’s passing alongside Elizabeth Edwards at Maria Shriver’s 2009 California Women’s Conference in Long Beach on Tuesday. She revealed that dealing with loss is very new to her. “I thought during the 22 months of my husband’s illness that it gave me all this time to get used to the idea of losing him. I found for myself that when I actually got to this point I said, ‘No no no’… it wasn’t the same at all.” Read the rest of this entry »
Patrick Swayze’s widow, Lisa Niemi, will sit down for a intimate conversationn with Oprah Winfrey during an episode of the Queen of Talk’s daytime gabfest airing this Friday.
According to a press statement from Harpo Productions, O has snaggedd Neimi’s “first one-on-one interview since the death of her husband.” The beloved actor died Sept. 14 at age 57 of pancreatic cancer.
Patrick and Lisa met and fell in love when a then-16-year-old Lisa was student at his mother’s dance studio. The pair were married for 34 years. Lisa will promote the book she wrote with Swayze, The Time of My Life.
Patrick Swayze called contracting pancreatic cancer a “death sentence” in his new audio book, Time of My Life — recorded in August and available today.
The beloved screen star lost his battle with the inoperable disease earlier this month, but on the pages of his autobiography, Patrick recalls the day he learned he was suffering from the disease.
“When my doctors at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles said the words ‘pancreatic cancer,’ a single thought popped into my head: I’m a dead man,” Swayze says. “Now, a lot of things go through your head when you get a death sentence handed to you, starting with: ‘Why me?’ It’s hard not to sink into bitterness … For me, that initial shock quickly turned into self-criticism and blame.”
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