Patrick Swayze: a life in pictures

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Patrick Swayze: a life in pictures

A 29-year-old Patrick pictured with his family at home in Houston in 1981. He's flanked by brothers Don and Sean Kyle, and his sister Vicky Lynn, who committed suicide in 1994. On the far right of his parents in the foreground is his adopted sister Bambi. A year after this shot was taken Patrick lost his father to a heart attack, an event which triggered a period of heavy drinking for the star