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


NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tawny Kitaen, the sultry red-haired actress who appeared in rock music movies throughout they heyday of MTV and starred reverse Tom Hanks within the 1984 comedy “Bachelor Celebration,” has died. She was 59.

The Orange County coroner’s workplace stated she died at her residence in Newport Seaside on Friday. The reason for demise was not instantly launched.

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

“We simply need to say thanks for all of you, her followers and her buddies, for at all times exhibiting her such help and love. You gave her life on a regular basis,” their assertion stated.

Kitaen turned the rock world’s “video vixen” after showing on the quilt of two albums from the heavy steel band Ratt and starring in a number of music movies for Whitesnake, together with the 1987 smash music “Right here I Go Once more.” 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 Tom Hanks’ character within the comedy “Bachelor Celebration,” and as Jerry Seinfeld’s girlfriend in a 1991 episode of “Seinfeld.” Different TV credit included a stint as co-host of “America’s Funniest Individuals” and on the truth exhibits “The Surreal Life” and “Superstar Rehab with Dr. Drew,” by which she revealed her wrestle with substance abuse.

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

“My honest condolences to her kids, her household, buddies & followers,” Coverdale tweeted on Saturday.

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