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Tawny Kitaen RIP

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by leemelone, May 8, 2021.

  1. Doggiedogma

    Doggiedogma Forum Resident

    RIP Tawny, loved her in Bachelor Party; young boy's crush

  2. Matthew Tate

    Matthew Tate Forum Resident

    Richmond, Virginia
    very sad. statement by Coverdale yet?
  3. intv7

    intv7 Senior Member

    Boston, MA, USA
    No, but she is closely associated with hair metal of the 1980s, particularly Whitesnake and Ratt. Not at all a stretch to include her in the Music Corner.
  4. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    I thought she had died a while back. Maybe I was thinking of Rainbeaux Smith.
  5. g.z.

    g.z. Forum Resident

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  6. antonkk

    antonkk Senior Member

    No, but an ultimate sex symbol of 80's hair metal. So yes, the sad news belong here.
  7. Planbee

    Planbee Negative Nellie

    She was the best thing about that reboot.

    Rest in peace...
  8. jason88cubs

    jason88cubs Forum Resident

  9. fr in sc

    fr in sc Forum Resident

    Hanahan, SC
    Very sad indeed. Have we had a statement from Tom Hanks yet?
  10. keifspoon

    keifspoon Senior Member

    New Jersey, USA
    They also briefly dated in real life.
  11. leemelone

    leemelone Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I debated about what section this thread should be posted in. IMO she was much more famous for being in the Whitesnake videos, being married to David Coverdale, being Robin Crosby's girlfriend and being the cover model on Ratt's first two albums than she was for being in a couple of B movies and reality shows so I posted in the Music section. The powers that be don't agree and have decided it's more appropriate to move this thread to the Visuals forum. :cool:
  12. Jeff Kent

    Jeff Kent Forum Resident

    Mt. Kisco, NY
    Via Twitter: "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…"
  13. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

    Sad news. RIP
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  14. vamborules

    vamborules Forum Resident

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  15. GeetarFreek

    GeetarFreek Forum Resident

    RIP Tawny ride that big Jaguar hood in the sky ❤️
  16. Bingo Bongo

    Bingo Bongo Music gives me Eargasms

    Ottawa, Canada
    Too young

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  17. Holy Diver

    Holy Diver Forum Resident

    Very sad news. Classic lady. RIP.
  18. Platterpus

    Platterpus Senior Member

    I remember her well in the Whitesnake videos when I was in high school and more recently on the Celebrity Rehab show with Dr. Drew. RIP
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  19. Vahan

    Vahan Forum Resident

    Glendale, CA, USA
    I bet it was a drug problem she had that led to her death, considering her rehab stints. RIP.

    I remember she also replaced Dave Coulier's first co-host on America's Funniest People, Arleen Sorkin.
  20. leemelone

    leemelone Forum Resident Thread Starter

    That's a very easy assumption to make but at this point it's pure speculation. She could have died of Covid, a brain aneurysm or a heart attack. We won't know anything for sure until the medical examiner releases their findings.
  21. Pinknik

    Pinknik Senior Member

    Prior to Covid, she was on the schedule for a local horror convention, but she cancelled at the last minute. I was gonna get her to sign my copy of Bachelor Party and ask if she'd dance on the hood of my Ford Taurus. Most recently, I saw her in one of her earliest roles: The Perils of Gwendoline in the land of the Yik-Yak. Rest in peace.

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  22. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    No. He hasn’t tweeted since last year.
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  23. Jack Lord

    Jack Lord Forum Resident

    Washington, DC
    Sigh ...

    If you were a young lad who came of age in the 80s, you knew Tawny. And certainly wanted to know her better.

    RIP Tawny.
  24. wiseblood

    wiseblood Forum Resident

    Boston, MA, USA
    From this crowd I'm going to guess - based on that last question - the NEXT question will be, "...but how is she as a mastering engineer?"
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  25. JediJones

    JediJones Forum Resident

    She was a big name from the '80s. Why do I feel like I saw more reporting on it when Amanda Peterson from You Can't Buy Me Love died? Tawny was a much bigger deal. Admittedly I forgot about Tawny. I would've checked out her YouTube channel if I had been thinking about her.

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