Celebs we lost in 2021

A huge number of famous faces have passed away this year

Tawny Kitaen (died May 7th, aged 59)

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Actress-model Tawny Kitaen, who starred as Tom Hanks’ fiancée in the 1984 comedy film Bachelor Party, passed away in her Newport Beach, California home on the morning of May 7th. Her cause of death has yet to be revealed.

Aside from Bachelor Party, Kitaen also starred in the movies Witchboard, White Hot, and Dead Tides. She’s also best known as the original music video vixen, appearing in many music videos for the hard rock band Whitesnake, including Here I Go Again, Still of the Night, and The Deeper the Love. Kitaen also starred in Ratt’s Back for More music video and appeared on the covers of two albums of the heavy metal band.

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