Tawny Kitaen, ’80s Music Video Vixen and ‘Bachelor Party’ Star, Dies at 59

Tawny Kitaen, ’80s Music Video Vixen and ‘Bachelor Party’ Star, Dies at 59
Julie E. “Tawny” Kitaen, who famously appeared in several music videos for the rock group Whitesnake in the ‘80s, has died. The Orange County, Calif. coroner’s office, which listed her as Tawny Finley, stated that she died at her home in Newport Beach on Friday morning, but a cause of death has not been revealed. She was 59.

Her children, Wynter and Raine, issued a statement on the morning of May 8 via their mother’s Instagram account which read, in part: “We are heartbroken and saddened to announce the death of our mom. … We miss her and love her and we know her legacy will live on forever.”

Born in San Diego, California, Kitaen’s rock world debut came in 1983 when she appeared on the cover of back-to-back albums by heavy metal band Ratt, including the band’s self-titled 1983 debut and the triple-platinum “Out of the Cellar, in 1984. Kitaen was
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