Although Patrick Swayze couldn’t make the world premiere of his latest film “Jump!” the star was very much present at the glitzy event April 16 at the Design Center in Linz, Austria.
“Patrick is here … in my heart, in all our hearts,” producer Lilly Berger said of the thesp, who is undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer.
In a moving gesture prior to the screening, the nearly 700 guests observed a moment of silence in order to convey their well-wishes to the actor.
Later in the evening a stirring performance by Russian tenor Viktor Afanasenko, dedicated to Swayze. “Patrick loves opera,” Berger said. “This is for him.”