Tanya Roberts not actually dead, former Bond girl's reps reverse statement
Contrary to statements from her own representatives, former Bond girl and That '70s Show actress Tanya Roberts has not died.
TMZ first reported that Roberts died Sunday at the age of 65, citing her publicist, Mike Pingel. Roberts' manager, Tarri Markel, initially confirmed the report to EW based off intel from Pingel, who later said he had been mistakenly told Roberts died by her domestic partner, Lance O'Brien.
The star was hospitalized and put on a ventilator after collapsing at her home on Christmas Eve, but Pingel now tells EW the actress is still holding on at the hospital, though the situation is "very grim." While her condition is not COVID-19 related, a cause is not being disclosed at this time.
Roberts starred as Stacey Sutton in the 1985 James Bond film A View to Kill, opposite Roger Moore. She had roles in films like Sins of Desire, Legal Tender, Sheena, The Beastmaster, Almost Pregnant, Tourist Trap, and more.
Some viewers might know Roberts best from That '70s Show, where she portrayed Donna Pinciotti's sweet-but-dim mother Midge for 81 episodes. On the small screen, she starred in Charlie's Angels in the '80s and acted in Fantasy Island, Hot Line, The Blues Brothers Animated Series, and Eve. Her last role was playing Elle in the series Barbershop in 2005.
We will update this story as we learn more.