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Tawny Kitaen was an actress best known for starring in Whitesnake’s music videos in the late 1980s, as well as in the movie “Bachelor Party.”

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Published in Taunton Gazette on May 10, 2021.
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June 8, 2021
Heaven has a new angel...rest in eternal peace.
Cathy Creasy
June 5, 2021
My god did not nobu personally but u were a beautiful soul god bless u n yo
Friend
June 5, 2021
You are missed, so saddened by your passing. You will never be forgotten!! Love, Barbara-Ann
May 30, 2021
You will truly be missed gf..Love ya Valerie
May 29, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Stephanie S.
Friend
May 26, 2021
Tawny ...Gonna miss ya girl... But you are home now flying with the angels... Going to miss our private talks.. You helped me in many ways... I love you ... Celeste
Celeste Evanovich
Friend
May 24, 2021
I want to send my deepest condolences to the Kitaen Family!! I knew Terry , (Tawny's father), for years!! What a heartbreak to the family. My prayers and thoughts are with you all!! Terry and Tawny are together now ! RIP!!❤
Ralfi Rios
Friend
May 23, 2021
Still Heartbroken that she's gone she has no clue how many of us Rocker chicks looked up to her she was a beautiful and sweet soul shine on Twany you'll be missed so much prayers for your Beautiful daughters and the rest of your family
Sherry May
Acquaintance
May 23, 2021
You are with us always. You live now in our memory and heart. Love you Tawny you taught many of us how to live without fear and regret. - Stephen Carnegie
Stephen Carnegie
Friend
May 22, 2021
I know you are a beautiful soul and now you are reunited with your beloved Dad and the Love of your life Robin and your beloved mother and grandmother and your precious Bootsy...Beautiful Angel. From my heart to yours ,jen'e c
Jene Cord
Friend
May 20, 2021
Tawny, you will be missed, such a young beautiful heart. My condolences to the family and children. And Tawny, say hi to Robin and remember "Surf's Up". This is from your friends in San Diego's "Spice" band 1978.
Ed Gaeta (FOH Engineer)
Friend
May 19, 2021
Sad to see you go. Hugs to your children, brother, family.
There is no time limit on grief. My ❤ goes out to each of you. Thank you for entertaining us. RIP, Tawny. Cookie, Mt. Vernon, VA
Cookie Frazier
May 19, 2021
Such a young age to be gone. I know the family is devastated. To the family I am so sorry for your loss. May our Heavenly Farther grant you the needed peace to comfort your hearts.
Lindsey
May 19, 2021
Tawny , Always remembered in my teenage years in the 80,s to the present day , everyday your light will always shine, forever. Yesterday, today ,forever. Jason xxx
Jason Leatherbarrow
Friend
May 19, 2021
May u rest in peace you were a beautiful person
Karen Berrios
May 19, 2021
Tawny
May 18, 2021
My heart is breaking that you are gone. You were such a sweet soul. You're such a beautiful person inside and out. I know you are at peace..you will be missed by many. Fly high angel. Love you so much. Rest in peace Michele Bennett
Michele Bennett
Friend
May 18, 2021
Sorry very sad to hear about Tawny’s passing, I’ve always admired her . My condolences & prayers for her daughters & family. She was a such a beautiful lady & will be missed.
Carrie Buchanan
May 18, 2021
You have found peace and love in the arms of those who came before. Goodbye sweet Tawny. Sending loving thoughts to your family and friends.
Diana
Friend
May 18, 2021
To The Kitaen family.always thinking of you all ,this last week a huge Loss on many levels My heart goes out to you all, jason
Jason
Friend
May 17, 2021
She was so nice to talk with me on Twitter. We would tweet me on my bday not only cause of my bday, but because of her first love that passed on the same day. She loved him very much. Im sure shes with him now. I will miss her smile.
Pete Frischmann
Acquaintance
May 17, 2021
Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult time.
May 17, 2021
May God sustain you through your grief.
May 17, 2021
My condolences go out to the Kitaen family on the death of Tawny. So sorry for your loss.
LeeRoy
May 16, 2021
Krista and family,
My heart is so heavy with yours. The kitten family has endured so much these past few weeks. Sending strength, love and hugs. May your father and tawny’s amazing lives hold dear memories for you all ... xoxo Debra
Debra
Friend
May 16, 2021
Love always RIP
Jason Leatherbarrow
Friend
May 16, 2021
Tawny you left us to soon your beauty , Model, actress, A mother,that famous beautiful smile of yours will live on in our hearts forever, .THIS IS LOVE.always XXX Jason, Liverpool United Kingdom
May 15, 2021
Sorry for your lost. Great person, great friend, great soul.like i always told her be safe, be happy , stay cool.
Chuck
Friend
May 15, 2021
Descanso En Paz
Alexandria
May 15, 2021
RIP Tawny. You were the best 80's model and so beautiful. You'll be missed. God Bless. Nancy Kelly - Texas
Nancy Kelly
Friend
May 15, 2021
Sorry for your loss she had a beautiful spirit.
Jennifer Shute
Acquaintance
May 14, 2021
Tawny was and is my role model. I am obsessed with her.
Neighbor
May 14, 2021
To Wynter, Raine, family and friends, so very sorry for the loss of your dear Mum. I never met your Mum, but felt a connection being a Mum myself and a similar age.
I saw she never was happier than when she was talking about you both. She was a wonderfully warm, down to Earth, caring, intelligent lady, which I'm sure you know already, but I hope is still nice to hear.
I am sure I speak for other people too when I say she was a real inspiration to others with her humility, strength and honesty. Particularly about the mistakes she made in her life and the lessons she learnt from them. It takes real strength to do that.
Thank you Tawny, for sharing your life with us, and thank you Wynter and Raine too, for sharing your Mum with the rest of the world.
Take care of eachother. After the pain eventually lightens, (which you never think it will, but it does...eventually), all the special memories of your Mum will take its place.
I hope you don't mind a complete stranger saying all this, but as a Mum myself, I know she'd not want you to be sad and lost. Your Mum will always be a part of you.
Love and best wishes to you all. xxx ❤❤❤
Helen Woodley
May 14, 2021
Truly shock and saddened. My heart goes to her daughters. Just a few days away from Mother's Day. May she rest in peace.
Marjorie Harmon
May 14, 2021
My sincerest condolences to the friends and family of Tawny; her loss will be deeply felt by many. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
May 14, 2021
My deepest condolences to Tawny's family and friends. May the Lord hold her in His loving arms. May her soul Rest in Peace.
JoAnn Coogan
Friend
May 14, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing person. I adored her. She was so kind. She will be missed. RIP you will never be forgotten.
Lisabeth Scroggins
Friend
May 14, 2021
Sad to hear about Tawny passing. God bless her daughters and family. She was a natural in the Whitesnake videos of the 80’s . RIP
Rosa Mets
Significant_other
May 14, 2021
Tawny, thanks for all the stories, good & bad, for all the love you shared, your kind heart & all the craziness over the years. I won’t forget you. Rest in Paradise. Lynda Birkbeck ❤❤
Lynda Birkbeck
Friend
May 13, 2021
It’s very devastating to loose someone you love, she was a legend in the 80’s in the Whitesnake song videos . Godbless her daughters RIP Tawny
Rosa
Significant Other
May 13, 2021
It’s very devastating to loose someone you love, she was a legend in the 80’s in the Whitesnake song videos . Godbless her daughters RIP Tawny
Rosa
Significant Other
May 13, 2021
So very sorry to hear of Tawny’s passing. May the God of Tender Mercies comfort you with peaceful hearts and endless love during this sad time of your loss. May he support you with his strength as he carries your load of grief. Psalm 68:19
BRY
May 12, 2021
I was always so intimidated by you. So beautiful, so talented, such a wonderful person. You will be greatly missed. RIP Sweet Angel
jennifer
Friend
May 12, 2021
A true beauty! As a teenager I loved her in Whitesnake videos and still watch them today! I’m 2 yrs younger than her! So sad! Rip Tawney!
John Runyon
May 12, 2021
Thoughts and prayers for the Kitaen family, so very sorry for your loss, may God be with all of you as you endure this most difficult time of your loss.
May 12, 2021
My sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fans of Tawney. May God comfort you at this difficult time.
Mary
Neighbor
May 12, 2021
You will always be a legend! To so many of us i0's ladies you were " it", but later in life you were able to reach out and touch people with your honest and funny you tubes.
Whitesnake were great but it's because of you in the videos that they are iconic.
My thoughts are with your family.
Victoria Sylvia Pember
May 12, 2021
Tawny you will be greatly missed i remember you when we wdre young and you were dating Rob and we be came friends it was years ago my heart goes out to your family and friends and you will be missed
Tonya Sherwood appell
Friend
May 11, 2021
Tawny you are my ultimate idea of the most beautiful woman on earth and will be your fan and in awe of you until the day I die . God I don't know why your gone. God bless your children and family at least your with your patents now . ❤
Maria Burke
Acquaintance
May 11, 2021
Heartbroken, you were gone way too soon. My deepest sympathy to your daughters and all who knew and loved you. You were an inspiration to me and a great example of hard work, honesty, and class. RIP beautiful lady. Thank you for sharing your life and light with us (your fans).
Cathi Sanchez
Friend
May 11, 2021
I was 16 years old I saw her and I wanted to be just like her! I dyed my hair Red and loved it! Tawny was gorgeous. I’m so sorry for your loss. God Bless you all! ❤ RIP Tawny , a huge fan
Katherine Smith
Friend
May 11, 2021
Tawny,
I have been a fan since I was a young teen. I started following you last year during the pandemic. I got through some long nights watching your posts. May you rest in peace. My sincere condolences to your children, friends and family.
Mirella Renda
May 11, 2021
RIP Tawny - You will be missed
Donald Blanton
Friend
May 11, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
May 11, 2021
Prayers for the family. I'm sure she was loved by many and will be greatly missed.sorry for your and our loss
Charles Morrow
Acquaintance
May 11, 2021
Goodnight, and Godspeed Tawney. Thank you for the film and TV memories. At peace now.
Harry Simpson
May 11, 2021
Very sorry about her death. She was always an idol of mine. Absolute beauty !! 59 years is too young to go. RIP Beautiful Tawny.
George Michael
Friend
May 11, 2021
Tawny touched the heart’s of her fans with her ability to just be herself. She let you in... to her soul and her vulnerability with her social media post. I loved that about Tawny. Rest In Peace lovely one.
Susan Owens
Acquaintance
May 11, 2021
we are mourning, yet celebrating the life of Tawany Kitaen, she will be truly missed, never be forgotten and she was a very beautiful & wonderful talented Actress, Model. Tawany aka Meredith Ross on CAPITOL Soap Opera 1986-1987, I do remember watching it, aka Debbie played opposite with Tom Hanks in the movie Bachelor Party and she appear in the Whitesnake video Here We Go Again in the 80's. RIP
Jenifer Baribault
May 11, 2021
Sincere condolences to the Tawney Kitaen family and friends. May God heal your broken hearts, comfort you and give you peace.❤
May 11, 2021
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Deepest condolences to Tawny's loved ones.
A Lee
May 11, 2021
Many prayers for the Kitaen family, so very sorry for your loss. May God be with you as you go through this very difficult time of your loss.
May 10, 2021
I've always been a huge fan of hers! My heart goes out to her family and friends
Daniela Keiser
May 10, 2021
What an iconic, gorgeous, rock-n-roll Angel Heaven now has❤ You were are beautiful inspiration! R.I.P. Tawny❤
Peyton Turner
May 10, 2021
Whitesnake came to Binghamton NY. And Tawny was at the soundboard. It was more exciting meeting her. She was so nice and had the greatest hair ever. She will be missed. R.I.P. A FAN ELAINE WHITE
ELAINE WHITE
Friend
May 10, 2021
I knew many friends of hers from the Hollywood Tropicana. Never met her but what a classy 1-God's Beauty.
Chuck Fambry
Friend
May 10, 2021
Dear Kitaen Family and David Coverdale.Rory and I would luv to extend our condolences's on the loss of Tawny Kitaen.she'll surely be missed very much and may she rest in peace.best faith/rory
faith/rory tobin/dockett
Acquaintance
May 10, 2021
What sad, sad news. Tawny will be so missed and never forgotten. Truly an original beauty, one of a kind. Forever loved, forever missed, Rest In Peace
Barbara-Ann
May 10, 2021
Tawny & David were married in my back yard in Bel Air. She wore a white leather mini skirt in rock & roll fashion of the 80’s. She was beautiful & had a spirit of sheer joy. My sincere condolences to her daughters & family. May she Rest In Peace.
Sherry Kaufman-Johnson
Friend
May 10, 2021
Growing up I was mesmerized by her in movies and videos. I wanted to be her. She was the inspiration for dyeing my long hair copper color and letting it go wild. A true beauty. My deepest condolences to her family and friends. Forever the best video vixen. She was great in everything she did.
Ceci Clann
Acquaintance
May 10, 2021
So extremely sad to hear about Tawny’s passing. We were really good friends in the 80’s and 90’s in San Diego. She was one of the sweetest and most generous people I’ve ever known. I will always remember the fun times we had together . We loved the beach and would put sun-in in our hair til it looked like straw to try to make it blonder. She was full of life and so special and beautiful inside and out. She will be missed tremendously . My love to her family.
Vicki Van Caster
Friend
May 10, 2021
This lovely lady is gone 2soon. God Bless her children
Acquaintance
May 10, 2021
My family, friends and I want to express our deepest condolences/sympathy, thoughts and prayers to Tawny Kitaen's daughters, family & friends. Tawny was gone way too soon.
Cathy Viviano
May 10, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Elizabeth Thornton
Friend
May 10, 2021
Besides defining the 80's, Tawny always felt like something more. There was a preternatural sweetness about her that shown through her visage. Though I didn't know her, I still feel the loss.
Elizabeth Owens
May 10, 2021
Scott Chamberland
May 10, 2021
She defined the 80's loved her in the Whitesnake Videos. Just stunning and will be missed by all the 80's gals!!!! We all wanted to be you!
Laura
May 10, 2021
Tawny was such a bright light, I hope she knew that, she would light up every time she spoke. My condolences to her 2 daughters, may she rest in peace.
peggy jones
May 10, 2021
To the Kitaen family, You have my deepest condolences. I am so very sorry about the loss of Tawny. May you continue to be surrounded with love and support as you go through this time of sorrow.
Jenee
May 10, 2021
What can I say other than I'm completely heartbroken. I have adored her since the 80's. I remember the first time I saw her on MTV, I immediately colored my hair and bought a black leather jacket, wore mini dresses etc. I wanted to be just like her. Over the years I watched her struggle and looked forward to every post she made daily as I knew she was ok. Tawny, you will be missed. I have cried for 3 days and just wish it was all a dream. Just gone too soon. All my love
Kathy Richards
Acquaintance
May 10, 2021
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