UPDATED 1/5, 9:45 a.m. ET: Roberts died on Monday night at the Cedars-Sinai Hospital in L.A. Her partner Lance O’Brien—initially part of the confusion surrounding premature reports of her passing—told TMZ a doctor phoned him on Monday night to tell him she had died.
Rest in peace.
UPDATED 1/4, 5:22 p.m. ET: Tanya Roberts has not died, TMZ reports. News of the actress' purported death was reported on after Mike Pingel, Roberts' rep, incorrectly announced that she passed away at 65.
Pingel previously announced that Roberts died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center on Sunday and that he was told by her husband, who claimed that his partner "died in my arms." The rep told TMZ that he received a call on Monday from Lance, who's Tanya's husband, saying that she is still alive.
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Actress Tanya Roberts, best known for her roles in the James Bond film A View to a Kill and That '70s Show, has passed away.
According to TMZ, the former bond girl collapsed at home on Christmas Eve after taking her dogs out for a walk. The 65-year-old died on Sunday, Jan. 3, after being taken to the hospital and put on a ventilator. Sources told TMZ her death was not COVID-19 related, and Roberts was reportedly healthy leading up to her death.
At the height of her career in the '70s and '80s, Roberts worked as an actress starring in campy adventure films like 1979's Racquet, '82's The Beastmaster, '84's Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, and '86's Body Slam, many of which would develop cult followings that still exist today.
She eventually took the coveted role as Bond girl Stacey Sutton in A View to a Kill, starring alongside 007 actor Roger Moore. In the film Roberts portrays the American geologist who becomes a target of Bond villain Max Zorin, played by Christopher Walken.
Roberts also hit the small screen, most notably as Donna’s mother Midge Pinciotti in the comedy series That '70s Show. After playing Midge for three seasons, Roberts temporarily left the show to care for her ill husband, the late Barry Roberts. She later returned to play the character for the sixth and seventh seasons.
Tanya, who was born in the born in the Bronx as Victoria Leigh Blum, also had a successful modeling career. She landed a Playboy cover in 1982 and starred in a number of commercial TV ads.
Per the Hollywood Reporter, Tanya is survived by partner Lance O'Brien and her sister Barbara Chase. RIP.