Patrick Swayze's Widow Recreates Dirty Dancing Scene With His Wax Statue

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Lisa Niemi

The time of their lives.

Patrick Swayze lost his battle with pancreatic cancer over two years ago -- and on Tuesday, a wax replica of the star's most iconic role was unveiled at Madame Tussauds wax museum in Hollywood.

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His widow, Lisa Niemi, was on hand for the unveiling of the wax twin, depicting Swayze's sexy scene in the 1987 film, in which his dance-instructor character, Johnny balances on a log and seduces  hotel guest Baby (Jennifer Grey).

Niemi, 55, joined her late husband's wax doppelganger on the log and posed for photos to recreate the iconic movie moment.

Swayze, 57 when he died on Sept. 14 in 2009, was married to Niemi for 34 years.

Niemi told Access Hollywood she was impressed with the Tussauds' artists work.

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"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," she said. "There's a lot of work that goes into this."

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"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," she said. "I wish he were here, really here."

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Watch Patrick Swayze in a clip from 'Dirty Dancing' scene.

 

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