Brownish Kitaen, Star Of '80s Rock Music Videos, Dies At 59
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Tawny Kitaen, the steamy red-haired entertainer who showed up in exciting music recordings during they prime of MTV and featured inverse Tom Hanks in the 1984 satire "Lone ranger Party," has passed on. She was 59.
The Orange County coroner's office said she passed on at her home in Newport Beach on Friday. The reason for death was not quickly delivered.
Her girls, Wynter and Raine, affirmed their mom's passing on Kitaen's Instagram account.
"We simply need to say thank you for every one of you, her fans and her companions, for continually showing her such help and love. You gave her life ordinary," their assertion said.
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Kitaen turned into the stone world's "video lady" subsequent to showing up on the front of two collections from the hefty metal band Ratt and featuring in a few music recordings for Whitesnake, including the 1987 crush tune "Nothing but business as usual." The video, played over and again on the prospering music broadcasting company, highlighted Kitaen performing cartwheels on the hood of a Jaguar.
She likewise featured as the fiancee to Tom Hanks' character in the satire "Unhitched male Party," and as Jerry Seinfeld's better half in a 1991 scene of "Seinfeld." Other TV credits incorporated a spell as co-host of "America's Funniest People" and on the unscripted TV dramas "The Surreal Life" and "Superstar Rehab with Dr. Drew," in which she uncovered her battle with substance misuse.
Kitaen had a turbulent individual life, which incorporated a concise union with Whitesnake's lead vocalist, David Coverdale, and a rough union with baseball pitcher Chuck Finley, with whom she had two little girls.
"My genuine sympathies to her youngsters, her family, companions and fans," Coverdale tweeted on Saturday.