Tawny Kitaen, star of ’80s rock music videos, dies at 59


Tawny Kitaen, the sultry red-haired actress who appeared in rock music movies in the course of the heyday of MTV and starred reverse (*59*) Hanks within the 1984 comedy Bachelor Party, has died. She was 59.

The Orange County coroner’s workplace stated she died at her residence in Newport Beach on Friday. The trigger of loss of life was not instantly launched.

Her daughters, Wynter and Raine, confirmed their mom’s loss of life on Kitaen’s Instagram account.

“We just want to say thank you for all of you, her fans and her friends, for always showing her such support and love. You gave her life everyday,” their assertion stated.

Kitaen turned the rock world’s “video vixen” after showing on the duvet of two albums from the heavy steel band Ratt and starring in a number of music movies for Whitesnake, together with the 1987 smash tune “Here I Go Again.” The video, performed repeatedly on the burgeoning music tv community, featured Kitaen performing cartwheels on the hood of a Jaguar.

She additionally starred because the fiancee to (*59*) Hanks’ character within the comedy “Bachelor Party,” and as Jerry Seinfeld’s girlfriend in a 1991 episode of “Seinfeld.” Other TV credit included a stint as co-host of “America’s Funniest People” and on the truth reveals “The Surreal Life” and “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” by which she revealed her wrestle with substance abuse.

Kitaen had a tumultuous private life, which included a short marriage to Whitesnake’s lead singer, David Coverdale, and a rocky marriage to baseball pitcher Chuck Finley, with whom she had two daughters.

“My sincere condolences to her children, her family, friends & fans,” Coverdale tweeted on Saturday.


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