Teary Jennifer Grey: 'Patrick was young and gorgeous'

Tuesday September 21, 2010

Performing on Dancing with the Stars this week proved emotional for actress Jennifer Grey, as she remembered the tragic loss of her Dirty Dancing co-star Patrick Swayze.

The pair shot to fame together in the hit 1987 film and remained good friends. However, Patrick passed away last year after a long struggle with pancreatic cancer.

Jennifer broke down in tears during rehearsals for the US show after learning she would be performing a Viennese waltz to a ballad that had featured on the movie's soundtrack.

The 50-year-old told dance partner, Cheryl Cole's pal Derek Hough: "It took me back in a time capsule, and I was with Patrick. I just missed him. He was like you, young and gorgeous."

Photo: © ABC

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