Patrick Swayze’s Dirty Dancing jacket fetches $62,500

A leather jacket that the late US actor Patrick Swayze wore in Dirty Dancing has sold for $62,500 (£48,270) at an auction in Los Angeles.

Hundreds of other items belonging to Swayze – including a surfboard from Point Break and a shirt he wore in Ghost – also went under the hammer.

His widow Lisa Niemi said she had « a lot of mixed feelings » about selling the items.

Swayze died in 2009 from pancreatic cancer. He was 57.

The leather jacket was bought on Friday by a Hollywood memorabilia collector, who only identified himself as Glenn.

Speaking about the sale, Niemi told the Press Association: « No matter what, it’s still a letting go. There’s always a little bit of loss associated with that.

« While it’s a very positive thing to do, it’s a difficult thing to do.

« I’m such a lucky woman to have had a man who loved me as much as Patrick did. »

The auction went ahead despite strong opposition from Swayze’s niece.

« These were family heirlooms, » Danielle Swayze told the Press Association.

« It’s a slap in the face that she’s selling these precious memories, » she added.

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