ACTRESS Tawny Kitaen, who famously appeared in Whitesnake’s Here I Go Again music video, died at the age of 59.
Kitaen died at her home in Newport Beach, Calif. on Friday, May 7, according to the Orange County coroner’s office.
Who was Tawny Kitaen?
Kitaen was born in San Diego, California in 1961.
Kitaen got her start in movies in the made-for-TV movie Malibu in 1983.
Besides movies, Kitaen was also well-known in the world of rock. She appeared on the cover of metal band RATT’s debut album and their 1984 album Out of the Cellar.
Her best known movie role was in the hit 1984 film Bachelor Party which starred Tom Hanks. Kitaen portrayed Hanks’ girlfriend in the film.
Besides film, Kitaen also appeared on television including an episode of the hit series Seinfeld and reality shows including Botched, The Surreal Life and Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.
How many times was Tawny Kitaen married?
Kitaen was married twice in her life. She was first married to Whitesnake’s lead singer David Coverdale. She married MLB player Chuck Finley in 1997.
Coverdale and Kitaen were married from 1989 to 1991.
Kitaen appeared in a few Whitesnake music videos including Is This Love and The Deeper the Love.
Coverdale reacted to Kitaen’s death, tweeting, “Just woke up to some very sad, unexpected news…Waiting on confirmation…but, if it is true, my sincere condolences to her children, her family, friends & fans.”
Finley, a professional baseball player who pitched for the Cleveland Indians and Los Angeles Angels, was married to Kitaen from 1997 to 2002.
The couple had two daughters together; Wynter, 28 and Raine, 22.
Who else did Tawny Kitaen date?
The Bachelor Party star dated Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby.
She appeared on the cover of metal band RATT’s debut album and their 1984 album Out of the Cellar.
She also appeared in the band’s music video Back for More.
The band is most well known for its hit song Round and Round.
Crosby died in 2002 at the age of 42.
How did Tawny Kitaen die?
Kitaen died at her home in Newport Beach, Calif. on Friday, May 7.
The coroner has yet to determine cause of death.
The last time Kitaen tweeted was on Friday, May 7, to thank a fan for a drawing.
Her daughters released a statement on Kitaen’s Instagram account on May 8, saying: “We are heartbroken and saddened to announce the death of our mom. 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. We miss her and love her and we know her legacy will live on forever.”