Tanya Roberts Is Alive Despite Longtime Partner And Rep Previously Announcing Her Passing

Published on January 5, 2021.

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Actress and former Bond girl Tanya Roberts is reportedly alive despite her longtime partner and representative previously announcing she had passed. 

Mike Pingel, Roberts’ publicist, shared that the 65-year-old is in fact, alive. “She was alive at 10 a.m. this morning,” Pingel says, adding that Roberts’ domestic partner Lance O’Brien “received a call from the hospital saying she was not dead.”

“Currently, it’s not looking good,” Pingel says of Roberts’ current condition and health. “It’s very dire. Hold her in your prayers.”

Previous reports stated that Roberts had collapsed unexpectedly on December 24th. On Sunday, her rep revealed to TMZ that the actress had passed earlier that day. Roberts’ longtime partner later told TMZ that he was able to be with Roberts in what he thought were her “final moments.”

“As I held her in her last moments, she opened her eyes. I was able to see her beautiful eyes one last time. Tanya had the most beautiful eyes,” O’Brien said at the time.

Roberts was known for her role as a former Bond girl and her role on That ’70s Show as Donna Pinciotti’s mother Midge. Roberts also starred in quite a few small-screen roles over the years including Charlie’s Angels, Fantasy Island, and Hot Line.

Aside from television, Roberts also held many film roles. In 1985 she appeared as Stacey Sutton in A View to Kill, opposite Roger Moore. She also had roles in films such as Sins of Desire, Legal Tender, Sheena, The Beastmaster, Almost Pregnant, Tourist Trap, and more.

Her last role was in 2005 playing the character Elle in the series Barbershop.

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