The newest Patrick Swayze documentary is drawing some emotional reactions from long-time fans. The documentary aired on what would’ve been Swayze’s 67th birthday. Next month will also mark 10 years since his death from pancreatic cancer.
Many fans, including his widow Lisa Niemi and brother Don Swayze, take to social media to express how the documentary made them feel. Demi Moore, Jennifer Grey, and Rob Lowe were celebrities featured in the documentary as well, talking about their experience working with Swayze.
One fan comments on Twitter, “Just watched #IAmPatrickSwayze. I’m a blubbering mess now. I love and miss him.” Another says, “Well, I’m a teary mess but what a beautiful tribute. He will forever be missed.”
Another fan includes a quote from Patrick Swayze in their tweet. ““My mother didn’t believe that you could call yourself an artist unless you were well-rounded in every level of the arts” -Patrick Swayze #IAmPatrickSwayze Brb, live-tweeting/sobbing for the next hour(+) of my life.”
I was so lucky & incredibly blessed to have worked with Patrick Swayze! Roadhouse made movie history this year when it became the most watched TV movie of all time! Don’t miss “I Am Patrick Swayze” the moving documentary about Patrick’s life & career tonight on @paramountnet pic.twitter.com/gEmqvVlwHj
— Kelly Lynch (@kellylynch) August 19, 2019
Lisa Niemi speaks with Entertainment Tonight before the documentary’s release. She is Swayze’s widow and the producer of the documentary. She talks about her late husband’s career and his death in 2009 following pancreatic cancer. “It’s the worst thing in the world to go through,” Niemi says about her late husband’s cancer battle. “You spend every day fighting for that person’s life. I know that he spent every day fighting for his own … He survived 22 months, which was miraculous with the diagnosis that he received.”
The documentary tackles some darker topics, like Swayze’s alcohol abuse and his separation with Niemi prior to his cancer diagnosis.
Did you watch the I Am Patrick Swayze documentary? Check out the teaser trailer for it below!