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Vickie Lynn Swayze

Vickie Lynn Swayze was mostly known for being the sister of Patrick Swayze. Patrick was an American actor and is widely popular for his role in the sci-fi movie, Donnie Darko released in 2001. Unfortunately, just like her brother, she is also no longer with us.

Vickie died a long time ago and today in this article we will discuss some interesting facts pertaining to her early life and her life before death. Additionally, did you know that the Swayze family has lost more members other than Patrick and Vickie? To know who they are stick with us and you will find the answers.

Let us get started with the article.

Vickie Lynn Swayze’s Early Life

She was born on 8th June 1949 in Houston, Texas. Her full name was Victoria Lynn Swayze. She was the daughter of Jesse Wayne Swayze and Patsy Yvonne Helen Swayze. Her dad was an engineering drafter and her mother, was a dancer, dance teacher, and choreographer.

Vickie Lynn Swayze smiling at the camera
Vickie in her younger days.

Sadly, both of them passed away. Jesse was an alcoholic and died because of it in 1992 whereas Patsy died in 2013. She passed away because of a stroke at her house in Los Angeles.

Vickie has four siblings and among them, one is adopted. Vickie has one sister and three brothers: Bambi Swayze, Don Swayze, Patrick Swayze, and Sean Kyle Swayze. Bambi was adopted by her parents at a young age.

Educational background and Ethnicity

Talking about her education, she graduated high school from Waltrip High School. Vickie’s brother Patrick also enrolled in the same high school. Swayze never shared much about her college although her brother Patrick went to San Jacinto College for his higher education.

The Swauze Family
Vickie with her sibligs and parent.

As for her ethnicity, she was Irish, Scottish, English, and maybe Dutch, and holds American citizenship. Talking about her religion, Vickie follows Christianity, and being a Christian, she must be very devoted to her religion.

Her Family Tree

From her father’s side, Vickie was the granddaughter of Jesse Elijah Swayze and Mamie Bell/Belle Johnson. Her paternal great-grandparents are James Wesley Swayze and Sarah Elizabeth “Sallie” McDonald, and Duncan/Dunc Malcolm Johnson and Mary Anna McGee.

Vickie Lynn Swayze's brother wearing a hat
Vickie’s brother Sean.

Now talking about her mother’s side, she has grandparents named Victor Elliott/Elliot Karnes and  Gladys Mae/May Snell. As for Vickie’s maternal great-grandparents, they are  William Charles Karnes and Pearl Lovejoy, and Oscar Snell and Lillian Jones Hughes.

She also has a niece named Danielle Swayze, daughter of Don Swayze.

Vickie Lynn Swayze’s Sister Was Accused of Killing

After Bambi and her husband Don Franzen got separated from each other, Don accused her of being a serial killer and an alcoholic which she denied. He also accused her of being mentally unstable.

Her ex-husband kicked her from his house because of her excessive alcohol drinking. Apparently, Don was a sober guy as well as his whole family but Bambi wasn’t so he had to take drastic measures.

Bambi was also having an affair at that time and when she was kicked out of the house, she went on to live with her boyfriend in his car.

Vickie’s sister has also been caught by the police for shoplifting. We can say, the time she got caught must have been hard for her ex-husband as he was looking after her at the time.

Don has also claimed that he suffered financial loss because of her act and had a debt of $80,000. After listening to his claims, the judge ordered Vickie’s sister to pay $2,500 a month to Don.

Vickie Lynn Swayze’s Brother’s Death

Swayze’s family suffered a huge loss after Patrick died at the age of 57. On 14th September 2009, Vickie’s brother died while surrounded by his friends and family. He passed away at his home in Los Angeles.

Vickie Lynn Swayze's brother at his shooting
Patrick playing a role

The cause behind his death was pancreatic cancer which he was diagnosed with in 2008. The doctors gave Patrick six months to live, although he fought through it and survived a lot longer. Vickie’s brother gave himself the name ‘miracle dude’ as he was still alive after six months.

In an interview with the New York Times, Patrick said,

“How do you nurture a positive attitude when all the statistics say you’re a dead man? You go to work.”

He further explained,

“There is probably that little bird that flies through your insides and says, ‘I sure would like to make a mark in life. I’ve made a pretty decent mark so far, nothing to scoff at. But it does make you think: Wait a minute. There’s more I want to do. Lots more. Get on with it.”

Unfortunately, after battling cancer for almost 20 months, he passed away.

Death of Vickie Lynn Swayze

Sadly, she passed away in the year 1994 in Los Angeles. At the time of Vickie’s death, she was probably 45 years of age. The cause of her death was suicide.

Untimely death of Vickie Lynn Swayze
Vickie’s graveyard in Los Angeles

Vickie had been suffering from depression for a long and after several years she couldn’t handle it and decided to take her own life. She reportedly overdosed on painkillers med.

Patrick felt responsible after her death and said,

“It was hard not to feel responsible, that I could have done something to prevent it. The longer your life goes on, the more death you face. After my father, my manager, and then my sister died, I started to feel like I was cursed,”

Before dying, Vickie worked as a manager for the Houston Jazz Ballet Company.

Vickie Lynn Swayze’s Net Worth

According to some online sources, Vickie was worth around $50,000 at the time of her death.

On the other hand, Patrick had an estimated net worth of $40 million before he passed away.