London (ANI): Paying tribute to late actor Patrick Swayze, dancers in New York City awarded him with a posthumous honour for his contribution to the industry. The star, who lost his battle with cancer earlier this year (Sept09), trained as a ballet dancer before he began his career on Broadway with roles in hit musicals 'Grease" and 'Chicago".
His fancy footwork helped land him his breakthrough film role in 1987 movie 'Dirty Dancing", reports The Daily Express. Swayze's widow, Lisa Niemi, attended the annual fundraiser for Career Transition for Dancers— a charity which helps dancers whose careers have been cut short by injury.
She went to the stage to collect the Rolex Dance Award on Swayze"s behalf. And in a tearful acceptance speech, she said that her husband is now "dancing with the angels."