Tawny Kitaen’s bro responds to her cause, way of death: ‘There’s a serene closure’

Tawny Kitaen‘s more youthful sibling states he’s comforted by a few of the discoveries surrounding the cause and way of her death.

The ’80 s video vixen passed away on May 7 at the age of59 A representative for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department in California verified to Fox News on Wednesday that she passed away of dilated cardiomyopathy. The way of death was ruled natural.

Jordan Kitaen stated that knowing of the cause behind his sis’s death has actually brought him some relief. In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, he stated his impulse from the start– that she passed away of a “damaged heart” following their daddy’s death– seems real.

” If you remember, I hypothesized that she passed away of a damaged heart. I searched for her cause of death. Naturally, you need to have a weakened heart currently, which obviously she did. She would have most likely kept going,” he stated. “I think it’s safe to presume that even with her weakened heart she would have lived a lot longer had it not been for my daddy’s death.”


Jordan formerly informed Fox News that the late star, whom he called by her birth name Julie, was reeling from the loss of their dad Terry Kitaen, who passed away in April. Jordan stated he now feels she was “definitely” incorporated by sorrow at the time of her death. Still, finding out that the way was natural has actually offered some closure for her enjoyed ones, he shared.

Tawny Kitaen died on May 7 at age 59. 

Tawny Kitaen passed away on May 7 at age 59..
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” When you get the news, it sort of opens the feelings once again however not almost as frustrating as it was with the preliminary news,” stated Jordan. “As it connects to the real way of death (natural), it’s soothing to understand that she went rapidly, our company believe, which there was no injury, that she didn’t suffer, which there was no objective and there was no mishap.”

He included: “The absence of suffering, the fast nature of everything, and the absence of intent, I believe those are things we believed we understood however it’s simply great to get them confirmed. I believe there’s a serene closure to that aspect of her death.”


According to the constable department’s spokesperson, other substantial conditions consisted of moderate coronary atherosclerosis; mirtazapine, mirtazapine metabolite, alprazolam, acetaminophen, pregabalin, and hydrocodone. Kitaen passed away at her house in Newport Beach, Calif. Her children, Wynter and Raine, initially validated their mom’s death back in May on her Instagram account

Tawny Kitaen was unforgettable star of rock music videos in the '80s.

Tawny Kitaen was extraordinary star of rock music videos in the ’80 s.
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” We simply wish to state thank you for all of you, her fans and her pals, for constantly revealing her such assistance and love. You provided her life everyday,” their declaration stated.

The star was best called the sultry red-haired starlet who appeared in rock music videos throughout the prime time of MTV. She ended up being the rock world’s “video vixen” after appearing on the cover of 2 albums from the heavy metal band Ratt and starring in numerous video for Whitesnake, consisting of the 1987 smash tune “Here I Go Again.”

The video, played consistently on the growing music tv network, included Kitaen carrying out cartwheels on the hood of a Jaguar.

Kitaen had a troubled individual life. She wed Whitesnake vocalist David Coverdale in 1989, however the set separated 2 years later on. She later on wed MLB pitcher Chuck Finley in 1997, with whom she had 2 children. The marital relationship was rocky and it ended in 2002.


Jordan kept in mind that while his older sibling did battle with some ups and downs throughout her life, it’s “reassuring to understand that she passed away at peace.”

” We will continue to treasure our memories, of the wondrous times we had with her, her capability to keep smiling through thick and thin, to arrive at her feet after a trial and keep going– I believe that’s a lesson everyone type of requirements today,” he stated.

Here, a younger Jordan Kitaen poses next to his sister, Tawny Kitaen, at a fraternity party he held at UCLA in 1988. 

Here, a more youthful Jordan Kitaen postures beside his sis, Tawny Kitaen, at a fraternity celebration he held at UCLA in 1988..
( Photo thanks to Jordan Kitaen)

Jordan likewise stated the household will continue to surround her children with love, particularly with the vacations approaching.

” This will be the very first Christmas for her children without her which weighs heavy on me,” he confessed. “I’m going to make certain that the rest people occur [her daughters] this holiday. My sibling was really keen on the vacations and made a huge offer out of them. They took journeys to New York, she constantly embellished truly tastefully and I picture the ladies will attempt to do that themselves in honor of her however it will not be the exact same. We’ll be around them this holiday and ideally, we’ll all survive it.”


Los Angeles - CIRCA 1986: Actress Tawny Kitaen poses for a portrait in Santa Monica, Calif.

Los Angeles – CIRCA 1986: Actress Tawny Kitaen postures for a picture in Santa Monica, Calif.
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Kitaen likewise starred as the bride-to-be to Tom Hanks’ character in the 1984 funny “Bachelor Party” and as Jerry Seinfeld’s sweetheart in a 1991 episode of “Seinfeld.”

Other television credits consisted of a stint as co-host of “America’s Funniest People” and she appeared on the truth reveals “The Surreal Life” and “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,” in which she exposed her battle with drug abuse.

Kitaen’s liked ones held a little event of her life in late May that included speeches from both of her children, in addition to a musical efficiency of “Let It Be” by Jordan’s teenage boy. Included on the back of the program for Kitaen’s service was a painting she did herself.

Jordan stated his sis had numerous skills. In addition to her renowned dancing, she was a “competent artist.”