'Bachelor Party' and Whitesnake video star Tawny Kitaen's cause of death revealed

Tawny Kitaen
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Though she passed in May, the cause of the death of Tawny Kitaen has just been revealed.

The star — known for her steamy appearances in 1980s heavy metal videos and her breakout appearance in the early Tom Hanks’ vehicle, “Bachelor Party” — died from dilated cardiomyopathy, according to the Orange County Coroner’s Office.

TMZ reports that other contributing factors included clogged arteries, antidepressants, sedatives, nerve pain medication, and opioids.

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