LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tanya Roberts, who captivated James Bond in “A View to a Kill” and later played Midge Pinciotti in the sitcom “That ’70s Show,” has been hospitalized after falling at her home.
The actor had mistakenly been reported dead by her publicist earlier Monday.
Roberts’ publicist Mike Pingel later told The Associated Press Monday afternoon that Roberts, 65, was still alive as of 10 a.m. PST but was in a poor condition.
He had said earlier Monday that Roberts collapsed in her home on Dec. 24 and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where she was believed to have died on Sunday.
Pingel said Robert’s partner, Lance O’Brien, told him that he held his wife and she “seemed for him to slip away.”
O’Brien, who’d been unable to see Roberts in the hospital because of COVID-19 restrictions, was allowed to visit Sunday for a last goodbye, Pingel said. The actor does not have the virus, he said.
The publicist said he is awaiting further updates on Roberts’ condition.
Multiple media outlets, including the AP, reported Roberts’ death. The AP removed its obituary and sent an advisory noting that the actor was still alive.
One of Roberts highest profile roles was playing geologist Stacey Sutton opposite Roger Moore in 1985’s “A View to a Kill.”
Roberts also appeared in such fantasy adventure films as “The Beastmaster” and “Hearts and Armour.” She replaced Shelley Hack in “Charlie’s Angels,” joining Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd as third Angel Julie. She also played comic book heroine Sheena — a female version of the Tarzan story — in a 1984 film.
A new generation of fans saw her on “That ’70s Show,” playing Midge, mother to Laura Prepon’s character Donna.
Actress Tanya Roberts has passed away at the age of 65.
Best known for appearing opposite Roger Moore in the 1985 Bond film A View To Kill – Roberts passed away Saturday, according to her friend, Mike Pingel.
Roberts collapsed at her home in the Hollywood Hills on Christmas Eve after she returned from taking her dog out for a walk, TMZ reports.
She was subsequently rushed to hospital and put on a ventilator, but ‘never got better’.
Before her collapse, sources told TMZ that Roberts seemed ‘perfectly healthy’ and was participating in video chats with her fans.
Pingel stated that her death was not related to COVID-19.
She is also famous for playing Midge Pinciotti in the hit sitcom, That 70s Show, appearing alongside Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis.
Roberts’ husband, screenwriter Barry Roberts, died in 2006. The couple had been married for 32 years, and had no children.
Roberts was born Victoria Leigh Blum in October 1955 in New York City, before starting her career as a fashion model in her late teens.
She married Barry Roberts when she was just 19, and started studying to become an actress at The Actors Studio with Lee Strasberg and Uta Hagen.
The beauty was chosen above 2,000 other actresses to replace Shelley Hack in the fifth and final season of Charlie’s Angels, which aired between 1980 and 1981 …
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