Tawny Kitaen, Actress and ’80s Music Video Vixen, Lifeless at 59
Tawny Kitaen, who starred with Tom Hanks within the film Bachelor Celebration and in a number of of the ’80s metallic band Whitsnake‘s music movies, has died. She was 59.
The actress, who additionally glided by the authorized identify Tawny Finley, handed away in her residence in Newport Seashore, Calif. on Friday, Might 7. The Orange County coroner’s workplace registered her time of demise at Eight a.m. that day, in line with public data obtained by E! Information. The trigger has not been decided.
Tawny is survived by her youthful brother Jordan, youthful sister Krista and daughters Wynter Finley, 28, and Raine Finley, 22, her kids from her previous marriage to retired MLB participant Chuck Finley.
“We’re heartbroken and saddened to announce the demise of our mother,” the actress’ youngsters wrote on their mom’s Instagram web page on Saturday, Might 8. “We simply need to say thanks for all of you, her followers and her mates, for at all times exhibiting her such assist and love. You gave her life on a regular basis. We miss her and love her and we all know her legacy will dwell on perpetually.”
Tawny was born Julie Kitaen in San Diego, Calif. in 1961. In her 20s, she turned well-known as a mannequin and music video vixen for ’80s hair metallic bands. Whereas courting Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby, she was the quilt mannequin of the band’s debut self-titled EP and of their debut studio album Out of the Cellar, launched in 1984. She additionally appeared in Ratt’s “Again for Extra” music video.
She later went on so far Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale and starred in a number of of his band’s music movies, together with “Right here I Go Once more,” “Nonetheless of the Night time” and “Is This Love.”