Tawny Kitaen Wiki
Tawny Kitaen Biography
Who is Tawny Kitaen?
Tawny Kitaen, Bachelor Party actress and 1980s music video icon, has died at the age of 59.
TMZ reports that the San Diego native died in Newport Beach, CA on Friday. The coroner has yet to determine the cause of death.
In addition to “Bachelor Party,” she also starred in the 1984 French cult classic “The Perils of Gwendoline” and 2014’s “After Midnight.”
How old is Tawny Kitaen?
She was 59 years age.
Who is Musician Dave Coverdale of Whitesnake and Tawny Kitaen?
He started on the game show “To Tell the Truth” in 1976 and eventually migrated to the movies, achieving moderate success.
The beauty also appeared in some classic music videos, notably “Is This Love” and “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake.
She later married lead singer David Coverdale in 1989, but the marriage only lasted two years. She later married baseball star Chuck Finley, with whom she had 2 daughters. They split after Finley’s claims that his wife repeatedly kicked him during a domestic dispute.
Tawny is survived by her daughters Wynter, 28, and Raine, 22.
Kitaen had a tumultuous personal life, with several run-ins with the law. After dating Ratt guitarist Robbin Crosby for several years, she married Whitesnake singer David Coverdale in 1989, although the couple divorced only two years later.
She later married Major League Baseball pitcher Chuck Finley in 1997 and had two daughters with him. Her relationship ended in 2002 with Finley filing for divorce after Kitaen was arrested for spousal abuse, PEOPLE previously reported. The charges were later dropped after Kitaen agreed to attend therapy at the time, according to Reuters.
She was also charged with possession of 15 grams of cocaine in 2006, entering a rehab program to settle the charges, according to Today. She was arrested for driving under the influence three years later, Variety reported.
Cause of Death
Kitaen died at her Newport Beach, California, home on Friday morning, according to a news release from the Orange County Coroner’s Office, which listed her as Tawny Finley. Her cause of death has yet to be revealed, and representatives for the star did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
TMZ first reported her death.
Model and actress Carrie Stevens also confirmed the news on Twitter.
“It’s true. I don’t blame people for not wanting to believe it … but it’s a fact,” she wrote on Twitter. “Let her family make the official statement. They deserve that respect. RIP a legend.”