While Hollywood memorializes Patrick Swayze as one of the key pop culture figures in recent history, a number of Las Vegans are recalling their own encounters with the late actor and part-time local.
Swayze, 57, lost his battle with pancreatic cancer on Monday. Since revealing the diagnosis in early 2008, Swayze and wife Lisa Niemi had publicly vowed to fight on against a disease that typically kills within months.
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