Julie E. “Brownish” Kitaen, who broadly showed up in a few music recordings for the stone gathering Whitesnake during the ’80s, has kicked the bucket.
The Orange County, Calif. coroner’s office, which recorded her as Tawny Finley, expressed that she passed on at her home in Newport Beach on Friday morning, yet a reason for death has not been uncovered. She was 59.
Her kids, Wynter and Raine, gave an assertion on the morning of May 8 through their mom’s Instagram account which read, partially: “We are crushed 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 point.
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 “Same story, different day,” where she showed her ability for vehicle hood tumbling. “Still of the Night,” “Is This Love” and “The Deeper the Love” additionally highlighted Kitaen, who was momentarily hitched to Whitesnake’s lead vocalist, David Coverdale, from 1989 to 1991.
Acting jobs followed, most prominently depicting Tom Hanks’ better half in the 1984 parody frolic “Single guy Party.” She had extra jobs in “Witchboard,” “White Hot” and “Dead Tides” and furthermore showed up in a “Seinfeld” scene, “The Nose Job.”
In later years, Kitaen partook 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 recorded in 2008.
Kitaen had since quite a while ago battled with substance misuse, as she uncovered on “Big name Rehab,” and had a few spats with the law, remembering a charge for cocaine ownership for 2006 and driving impaired in 2009.