Tawny Kitaen has died aged 59

Tawny Kitaen, eighties music video legend and star of Bachelor Party, has died aged 59.

Tawny passed away in Newport Beach on Friday, but the cause of her death is unknown.

The star's children, Wynter and Raine, confirmed the tragic news with a tribute on her social media page.

It read, "We are heartbroken and saddened to announce the death of our mum. We just want to say thank you for all of you, her fans and her friends, for always showing her such support and love.

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"You gave her life everyday. We miss her and love her and we know her legacy will live on forever.’

The actress, model and comedian become a media personality during her years in the limelight, having kickstarted her career in Whitesnake's "Is This Love" and "Here I Go Again" music videos.

She went on to marry Whitesnake's lead singer, David Coverdale, in 1989 but the pair split two years later.

Tawny was active on her social media accounts right up until the day the died, thanking a fan for the picture she drew her.

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Our thoughts are with Tawny's family at this difficult time.

Georgia is a Celebrity and Royal Writer working across GoodTo and Woman & Home, and the Director and Founder of communications company Farq Media. Prior to this she was Online Editor at New! Magazine – managing all of their digital content and social media accounts. Where she interviewed all of the hottest reality TV stars and spent far too much time commuting to London. She trained at Nottingham Trent University – where she achieved First Class Honours in Print Journalism whilst juggling copious amounts of work experience, freelance writing, blogging and having far too much fun with the dance society.