Patrick Swayze’s Widow Says His New Wax Figure is “Bittersweet”

Two years after his death, Patrick Swayze has been immortalized in wax at Madame Tussauds Hollywood, giving fans of the late actor/dancer, especially his wife, Lisa Niemi, a moment of nostalgia, reflection, and love.

According to MSNBC, Niemi was on hand for the unveiling, and says that the new wax figure, which depicts Swayze as Johnny Castle in DIRTY DANCING, was just right:

“He had this kind of mischievous, but confident look … and things like his core (were) very, very strong and they worked on his arms more, so it’s very detailed…There’s a lot of work that goes into this.”

While she loved the piece of art dedicated to her late husband, Niemi says that the moment was bittersweet for her:

“In a way, it’s really wonderful and exciting and everyone’s in such a good mood here, and it’s gonna be so fun to have this figure in the museum here, and at the same time it’s bittersweet…I wish he were here, really here.”

Patrick Swayze passed away in 2009, at the age of 57.


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  • We wish he were here too Lisa.The statue is so life like.We hope to see it soon.And by the way you look good too girl!!!! Keep the strength.

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