Patrick Swayze to Be Cremated

Plus, a first look at the actor's book with wife Lisa Niemi, and more tributes

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Sep 16, 2009 7:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – Patrick Swayze’s ashes will be spread across his New Mexican Rancho de Días Alegres (Ranch of Happy Days), which he called his favorite place in the world, a source tells Radar. The actor’s body, currently in Los Angeles, will be cremated within 48 hours. More Swayze news:

  • The Time of My Life, the actor's book written with wife Lisa Niemi, is still set for a Sept. 29 release; Access Hollywood has a first look at the cover.

  • Swayze’s co-stars continue to offer tributes, with Keanu Reeves recalling their time on Point Break. “There was some skydiving sequences in this film we did together and it came to be that Patrick was jumping out of airplanes all the time. I think he had over 30 jumps during the course of filming and so the production served him with a cease and desist which he listened to until they got to Hawaii. I can say what I know that he lived life to the fullest. ”

A first look at the book cover for Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi's The Time of My Life.
A first look at the book cover for Patrick Swayze and Lisa Niemi's "The Time of My Life."   (Amazon.com)
In this Nov. 28, 2005 file photo, actor Patrick Swayze, right, accompanied by his wife Lisa Niemi pose prior to the premiere of his film Keeping Mum in central London.
In this Nov. 28, 2005 file photo, actor Patrick Swayze, right, accompanied by his wife Lisa Niemi pose prior to the premiere of his film "Keeping Mum" in central London.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)
In this Aug. 18, 1997 file photo, actor Patrick Swayze kisses his wife, Lisa, after the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles.
In this Aug. 18, 1997 file photo, actor Patrick Swayze kisses his wife, Lisa, after the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles.   (AP Photo/Susan Sterner, file)
Actor Patrick Swayze poses for the photographers, prior to the premiere of his new film Keeping Mum at a Leicester Square cinema in central London, in this Nov. 28, 2005, file photo.
Actor Patrick Swayze poses for the photographers, prior to the premiere of his new film "Keeping Mum" at a Leicester Square cinema in central London, in this Nov. 28, 2005, file photo.   (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)
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