Julie E. “Tawny Kitaen”, who broadly showed up in several music recordings for the stone gathering Whitesnake during the ’80s, has passed on. The Orange County, Calif, coroner’s office, which recorded her as Tawny Finley, confirmed that she passed on at her home in Newport Beach on Friday morning. The reason for her death has not been uncovered yet. She was 59.
Her youngsters, Wynter and Raine, wrote this morning, May 8, on their mom’s Instagram account which read, “We are sorrowful and disheartened to report the demise of our mother. … We miss her and love her and we realize her heritage will live on for eternity.”
Brought into the world in San Diego, California, Kitaen’s stone world presentation came in 1983 when she showed up on the front of consecutive collections by substantial metal band RATT, including the band’s self-named 1983 introduction and the triple-platinum “Out of the Cellar, in 1984. Kitaen was dating RATT guitarist Robbin Crosby at that time.
Kitaen showed up in RATT’s “Back for More” music video and later turned into the video lady most popular for her appearance in Whitesnake’s 1987 crush “Nothing but business as usual,” where she showed her ability for vehicle hood aerobatic exhibition. “Still of the Night,” “Is This Love” and “The Deeper the Love” likewise highlighted Kitaen, who was momentarily hitched to Whitesnake’s lead vocalist, David Coverdale, from 1989 to 1991.
Acting jobs followed, most quite depicting Tom Hanks’ better half in the 1984 satire frolic “Lone ranger Party.” She had extra jobs in “Witch board,” “White Hot” and “Dead Tides” and furthermore showed up in a “Seinfeld” scene, “The Nose Job.”
In later years, Kitaen took part in a few unscripted TV dramas, including “The Surreal Life,” “Bungled” and a period of VH1’s “VIP Rehab with Dr. Drew,” the last of which shot in 2008.
Kitaen had since a long time ago battled with substance misuse, as she uncovered on “Superstar Rehab,” and had a few disagreements with the law, remembering a charge for cocaine ownership for 2006 and driving impaired in 2009.
Kitaen was hitched to baseball player Chuck Finley from 1997 to 2002. They had two little girls together, Wynter and Raine.
Just woke up to some very sad, unexpected news…Waiting on confirmation…but, if it is true, my sincere condolences to her children, her family, friends & fans…🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/ioerp3ZRPa
— David Coverdale (@davidcoverdale) May 8, 2021