The actress who famously starred in “Bachelor Party” and several music videos for the rock group, Whitesnake in the ’80s, passed away at 59. Tawny Kitaen’s cause of death has not been released yet.
The Orange County, California coroner’s office stated that she died at her home in Newport Beach on Friday morning, May 7.
Model and actress Carrie Stevens also confirmed Tawny’s death news on Twitter: “It’s true. I don’t [blame] people for not wanting to believe it…. but it is fact. Let let her family give the official statement. They deserve that respect. RIP to a legend.”
Born in San Diego, California, in 1961, Tawny Kitaen’s first introduction to the rock society came when she appeared on the cover of back-to-back albums by heavy metal band RATT the band’s self-titled debut in 1983, and the triple-platinum “Out of the Cellar, in 1984.
Tawny was dating RATT guitarist Robbin Crosby at the time. She appeared in RATT’s “Back for More” music video.
She later became famous for her appearance in Whitesnake‘s 1987 smash “Here I Go Again,” where she displayed her talent for auto acrobatics.
Actress Tawny Kitaen’s Cause of Death
Tawny Kitaen’s cause of death is not confirmed after she was found dead at her home on May 7.
Julie E. “Tawny” Kitaen was best known for her role in “Bachelor Party” in 1984 starring Tom Hanks.
Other works also featured Kitaen, including:
- “Still of the Night”
- “Is This Love”
- “The Deeper the Love”
Julie E. “Tawny” Kitaen was briefly married to Whitesnake’s lead singer, David Coverdale, 1989-1991. After that, was married to baseball player Chuck Finley, 1997-2002. They had two daughters together.
Acting roles most notably was portraying Tom Hanks’ girlfriend in the comedy romp “Bachelor Party,” in 1984. She had additional roles and also appeared in:
- “The One With The Nose Job”
- “White Hot”
- “Dead Tides”
In more recent years, Tawny participated in several reality shows, like “The Surreal Life,” and in a season of VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.”
Kitaen had a longtime struggle with substance abuse, as she revealed on “Celebrity Rehab,” and also had several run-ins with the law for charge in 2006 for cocaine possession and 2009 driving under the influence.
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Reactions to Star Tawny Kitaen’s Death
Following Tawny Kitaen’s death news, several fans, friends, and supporters reacted and stated their condolences on social media websites.
Tawny last tweeted on May 6, thanking a fan for a drawing.
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Her family needs privacy; please respect them during this difficult time. She leaves behind her daughters Wynter, 28, and Raine, 22.
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