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Patsy Swayze, Choreographer and Mother of Patrick, Dies at 86

Choreographer and dance instructor Patsy Swayze, the mother of late actor Patrick Swayze, died Monday night at her home in Simi Valley, Calif., according to publicist Annett Wolf. She was 86. No cause of death was given.

Patsy Swayze’s dance students included Tommy Tune and Debbie Allen. She moved to Southern California in 1980 after choreographing the movie “Urban Cowboy.” Her other film choreography credits included Sandra Bullock starrer “Hope Floats.”

Her skills apparently rubbed off on her son. Patrick Swayze was well known for his leading roles in “Dirty Dancing” and other films such as “Ghost.”

He died in 2009 at 57 after battling pancreatic cancer.

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