Bachelor Party actress Tawny Kitaen died at age 59
The actress and model was married to Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale and was part of the band’s videos.
Actress and model Julie E. Kitaen, better known as “Tawny,” died last Friday at the age of 59 at her home in Newport Beach, California. So far, the causes of her death are unknown.
Kitaen, a native of San Diego, rose to fame in the 1980s when she became the face of the band Ratt’s records, featuring on the covers of Out of the Cellar, and the namesake Ratt. At that time, the model was in a relationship with the band’s guitarist, Robbin Crosby.
After participating in the video of the band “Back for More”, Kitaen integrated various clips of the group Whitesnake, such as “Here I Go Again,” “Still of the Night,” “Is This Love” and “The Deeper the Love.”
During this period, the actress fell in love with the lead singer and founder of the group, David Coverdale, whom she married in 1989. However, the marriage was brief. In 1991 they signed the divorce papers.
From her Twitter account, Coverdale dismissed her with a heartfelt message. “I woke up with very sad and unexpected news, I am waiting for confirmation, but if it is true, my sincere condolences to the family, his daughters, friends and fans,” wrote the musician about the sad death that his daughters ended reporting on his mom’s Instagram account.
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“With a broken heart and very sad, we announce the death of our mother, we miss her and love her, and we know that her legacy will live forever,” wrote Wynter and Raine, the daughters that Kitaen had as a result of her relationship with the baseball player. Chuck Finley, whom she was married to from 1997 to 2002.
As for her film career, her best known role was that of Deborah, the girlfriend of Tom Hanks’ character in the comedy Bachelor Party, released in 1984.
She was also part of films such as Witchboard, White Hot, Dead Tides , and Instant Justice. Among her latest appearances, Kitaen could be seen on reality shows like The Surreal Life, and Celebrity Rehab, where she talked about her drug addiction.
In Botched, the reality show about plastic surgeries, she made her last participation in the media.
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