Born in 1952, he fought the stigma of being an athletic kid who wanted to dance. His mom was a dance instructor who owned a dance studio. It's there where he met his wife, Lisa Niemi. He married her when he was just 23 years old.
While he continued working into his illness, tabloid magazines often followed his decline.
He and his wife were reportedly writing a memoir.
He was with his family when he passed.
Rest in peace, Patrick...