Patrick Swayze's widow in touching tribute to late star

Wednesday October 19, 2011

Her late husband, Patrick Swayze, famously sashayed and swayed his way around the iconic movie, Dirty Dancing. 

His widow, Lisa Niemi, recreates a scene from the film at the unveiling of the late actor’s waxwork in Madame Tussauds, Hollywood. 

Looking proud, she spreads her arms in a soaring gesture and gazes up at the life-sized figure.

The homage comes two years after the 57-year-old actor passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer.

Lisa was clearly pleased with the results, which re-create the famous scene where he uses a log to teach Baby to balance.

"It became clear to me that someone had put a lot of love into this, for a man I loved so very much.

"He is saying come and be fearless with me.

"Go out there on a limb. Just trust. Don't look down. Take a chance in whatever you do."

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Photo: © Rex

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