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Tiani Warden, The ex-wife of Gary Busey Dies at 53, Her Career on Hollywood

Sumit Published On Thu May 28 2020 Modified On Mon Jun 08 2020
Tiani Warden, The ex-wife of Gary Busey Dies at 53, Her Career on Hollywood

A sad fact is many promising talents went on to walk on a self-destructive path. The same happened with Tiani Warden, an actress, and ex-wife of actor Gary Busey. Warden died at the age of 52 following a cocaine overdose in Texas-based jail, TMZ reported.

Apparently, the Rage actress's heavy consumption of alcohol contributed to her death as well. Examiners from the Dallas County Medical has ruled her death "accidental." So, what exactly happened to her?

Death Behind Bars

Quinlan Police Department arrested Warden on November 3, 2019, for public intoxication. From there, she was held in the Hunt County Detention Center. Less than 24 hours, cops found her unresponsive in her cell.

Police Officers rushed her to Hunt Regional Medical Center, where doctors pronounced her dead. TMZ reports stated that cocaine overdose led her unexpected demise while she was behind bars.

Tiani Warden was arrested for public intoxication on November 3, 2019.
Image: Late Tiani Warden's mugshot after being arrested on November 23, 2019.
Source: TMZ

Police say they found her unresponsive at 2:36 pm, and the autopsy says she died at 3:29 pm. In the press release, Hunt County Sheriff Randy Meeks stated about the detention officers' effort to revive her.

“On November 4th, 2019 at approximately 2:30 p.m. Ms. Warden was found unresponsive in her cell," a press release obtained by KLTV stated. “The detention officers and medical staff on duty immediately began life-saving measures until AMR arrived on scene and took over. Ms. Warden was transported by AMR to Hunt Regional Medical Center continuing life-saving measures during transport.”

Warden's former spouse and family members haven't responded to her "accidental" demise. At the time of Tiani's arrest in Texas, Gary was in New York. Maybe he didn't have contact with her at all.

Did Gary's Mistreatment led Warden's Destruction? 

Do you know? Warden's former husband, Busey, has battled cocaine and alcohol addictions for years. In 1995, Warden saved Busey as she called 911 following his cocaine overdose.

He became sober before marrying her on September 23, 1996, at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center, Dallas. Before their divorce, Warden, on multiple occasions, has accused him of physical abuse.

Tiani Warden and Gary Busey were married from 1996 until 2001.
Image: Late Actress, Tiani Warden, married actor Gary Busey on September 23, 1996, but divorced in 2001.
Source: Getty Images

The couple first met in 1989 and began dating in 1994. For well-wishers, the union seemed like a perfect match but, Warden quoted Gary as an abusive husband. They didn't have any children.

After a series of domestic violence, Warden divorced Busey in 2001. Afterward, Busey began dating Stephanie Sampson.

Pretty Good Looking for a Stunt-Woman

What comes in your mind when the word stunt-person appears in your head? A healthy man probably a bodybuilder or an athletic lad. But, Tiani being a woman, disproved the belief when she worked besides tough guys as a stunt woman.

Former Stuntwoman Tiani Warden and actor Gary Busey didn't have any kids
Image: Late actress, Tiani Warden, and her former husband, Gary Busey.
Source: Getty Images

As per her IMDb page, Warden has appeared in three movies altogether with her former husband.  As an actress. In 1996, she appeared in films like The Chain. Likewise, in 1997 she appeared in the film The Rage and Plato's Run.

 

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