The sultry actress who appeared in rock music videos during the heyday of MTV and starred opposite 汤姆·汉克斯 in 1984’s “Bachelor Party” died on Friday at age 59.
The Orange County coroner’s office said the star 去世了 at her home in Newport Beach, 牛犊. 死因未立即释放.
在星期三, Jordan Kitaen told TMZ that police revealed nothing found at the scene suggested drugs or alcohol were a factor in her death.
Jordan said that Kitaen was “被摧毁” by the recent death of her father, who passed away on April 12 “after a long batter with skin cancer.” Jordan believes the patriarch’s passing was too much for Kitaen to bear. He described the two as having an “uncanny connection” and were incredibly close.
Their father’s funeral was just days away when she passed away, 出口报道. He was laid to rest on Monday in San Diego.
Jordan also shared that there were no signs that Kitaen, the oldest child, took her own life. He said they spoke the night before she died and Kitaen was “激动” about her Mother’s Day plans. He also insisted that despite her past struggles with substance abuse, “she was in a good place” before her death.
Kitaen’s daughters, 温特和雷恩, confirmed their mother’s death 在Instagram上.
“We just want to say thank you for all of you, her fans and her friends, for always showing her such support and love. You gave her life everyday,” their statement said.
Kitaen became the rock world’s “video vixen” after appearing on the cover of two albums from the heavy metal band Ratt and starring in several music videos for Whitesnake, 包括 1987 红极一时 “Here I Go Again.” The video played repeatedly on the burgeoning music television network, featured Kitaen performing cartwheels on the hood of a Jaguar.
In addition to starring as the fiancée to Hanks’ character in the comedy “Bachelor Party,” she played Seinfeld’s girlfriend in a 1991 episode of “Seinfeld.”
But the star had a tumultuous personal life. She married Whitesnake singer David Coverdale in 1989, but the pair divorced two years later. She later married MLB pitcher Chuck Finley in 1997, with whom she had two daughters. The marriage was rocky and it ended in 2002.
在出现在 “Celebrity Rehab,” Kitaen admitted she struggled with substance abuse, 品种 已报告. 根据出口, she had several run-ins with the law, including a charge for cocaine possession in 2006 and driving under the influence in 2009.
Jordan told TMZ that the family hasn’t made a final decision about where Kitaen will be buried.