ACTRESS Tawny Kitaen starred in a number of hit movies in the 1980s including, Bachelor Party, and passed away back in May of 2021.
Despite appearing in movies, Kitaen also starred in music videos for the hit band Whitesnake.
What was Tawny Kitaen’s cause of death?
Tawny Kitaen, 59, died at her home in Newport Beach, Calif. on Friday, May 7, 2021, according to the Orange County coroner’s office.
On October 20, 2021, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department determined her cause of death to be dilated cardiomyopathy.
The manner of death was ruled natural.
However, according to the spokesman, other significant conditions and substances included: mild coronary atherosclerosis; mirtazapine, mirtazapine metabolite, alprazolam, acetaminophen, pregabalin, and hydrocodone.
The last time Kitaen tweeted was on Friday, May 7, to thank a fan for a drawing.
Her Twitter profile states, “Once a Vid Vix!”
Who was Tawny Kitaen?
Kitaen was born in San Diego, California in 1961.
She 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.
Kitaen was dating the band’s guitarist Robbin Crosby at the time.
She also appeared in the band’s music video Back for More.
Kitaen was also best-known for starring in Whitesnake’s video for their hit song Here I Go Again.
After that, she went on to star in three other music videos for the band.
Kitaen was married to Whitesnake’s frontman David Coverdale from 1989 to 1991.
Her best-known movie role was in the hit 1984 film Bachelor Party which starred Tom Hanks, playing Hanks’ girlfriend in the 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.
Who was Tawny Kitaen married to?
Kitaen was briefly married to Coverdale, with their marriage ending in 1991.
After Coverdale, Kitaen married MLB player Chuck Finley.
They were married from 1997 to 2002 and had two daughters.
TMZ reported that she took part in a domestic violence counseling program as part of a plea deal after Finley alleged that she kicked him in the face with her high heels.
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