Patrick Swayze died yesterday at the far too young age of 57. :( Aside from being a charismatic onscreen presence & a wonderful dancer, I think what I admired most about Swayze was that he was very happily married -- for something like 34 years! -- to the same woman, Lisa Niemi, whom he met at his mother's dance studio when he was 18 & she was just 14.
They had no children, and not entirely by choice: Lisa had two miscarriages, including one on Valentine's Day, 1990.
"We just missed our window; we got so focused on our world and our careers that we missed the boat," he told People magazine in 2007.
My heart goes out to her. : (