Tawny Kitean Dead – ’80s Video Vixen Dies at 59


Tawny Kitean, who was known for being a “video vixen” in the ’80s, has sadly passed away at the age of 59.

The former music video star died on Friday morning (May 7) at her home in Newport Beach, Calif., according to the Orange County coroner’s office. Variety reports that a cause of death has not yet been revealed.

Tawny appeared in several music videos for the rock group Whitesnake and in several videos for the heavy metal band RATT. She also was an actress and most notably played Tom Hanks‘ girlfriend in the 1984 movie Bachelor Party.

More recently, Tawny has appeared on reality television shows like VH1′s Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, as well as Botched and The Surreal Life.

Tawny was married to baseball player Chuck Finley from 1997 to 2002 and they had two daughters together. We’re sending our condolences to her loved ones during this difficult time.



Updated: May 8, 2021 — 4:00 pm

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