Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this story reported Tanya Roberts had died, based on a statement from her publicist. The story has been updated.

A day after her representative said actress Tanya Roberts, best known for the James Bond film “A View to a Kill” and the hit TV comedy “That ’70s Show,” had died in the hospital after collapsing in her home, her representative said she was still alive and hospitalized.

Roberts’ partner Lance O’Brien received a call from Cedars Sinai hospital in Los Angeles during an interview with “Inside Edition” saying she was still alive, and did not die the night before, her representative Mike Pingel told NBCLA Monday. He also said she was still in intensive care.

A distraught O’Brien had called Pingel after hospital staff told him to say his final goodbyes. Pingel then reported Roberts’ death to multiple outlets, including confirming her death to NBCLA.

Her rep confirmed that the actress passed away Sunday after she collapsed in her home on Dec. 24 following a walk with her dogs. She was hospitalized and placed on a ventilator due to a health issue that was not related to the coronavirus, according to her team.

Roberts, née Victoria Leigh Blum, starred as Bond girl Stacey Sutton opposite Roger Moore’s 007 in the 1985 flick “A View to a Kill.”

She appeared in a number of campy genre films and comedies throughout the late 1970s and 1980s, including 1979’s “Racquet,” 1982’s “The Beastmaster,” 1984’s “Sheena” and 1986’s “Body Slam.”

She is perhaps best known for her role on “That ’70s Show” as Midge Pinciotti, mom to Laura Prepon‘s character Donna. The popular Fox sitcom ran for eight seasons before signing off in 2006.

Roberts was married to husband Barry Roberts from 1974 until he passed away in 2006. The couple had no children.


By Kelley Wheeler

Kelley Wheeler is a Metro reporter covering political issues and general assignments. A second-generation journalist, worked with all major news outlet, she holds a vast expeirience. Kelley is a graduate of USC with degrees in journalism and English literature. She is a recipient of Yale’s Poynter Fellowship in Journalism.

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