Diagnosed with stage-4 pancreatic cancer in January 2008, doctors said he would probably be dead within a year.Pancreatic cancer is particularly aggressive, and remission is rare.Patrick Swayze stunned the world when he announced in 2008 that he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.Now, just two years after his death, his wife, Lisa Niemi Swayze, is revisiting her 34-year marriage, including her decision to add "Swayze" to her name and to finally remove her wedding ring.PHOTOS: Famous women who've been cheated on "Both of us were married," Alley says, clarifying that the pair did not technically "have an affair." "But again, I think what we did was worse," she explains.
From Death Row, She's Having a Baby and Slam Dance.Patsy Swayze choreographed the films Urban Cowboy and Grandview, U.On January 2, 2012, Niemi Swayze released her New York Time Best Selling memoir, "Worth Fighting For." At the Houston Ballet Dance Company, Niemi met the owner and director's son, Patrick Swayze; the two eventually began dating when she was 15 years old.PHOTOS: Famous cheating scandals Although they were both married at the time, Alley reveals that she and Patrick Swayze -- her costar in 1985's alum admits that sparks flew between her and Swayze almost immediately.Though they tried their best to keep from "going down that road," ultimately their connection proved too strong -- and the duo fell in love.It's doubly bad." During her sit-down with Jacobs, Alley says she is still friends with Patrick's wife, Lisa Niemi, but that she's not sure if Niemi, who asked Alley to speak at Swayze's 2009 funeral, knows about their relationship.