Bond girl Tanya Roberts, whose publicist mistakenly said had died on Sunday, has now passed away

Roberts' long-time partner is said to have believed she had died
Roberts' long-time partner is said to have believed she had died Copyright AP/AP
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The former Bond girl's agent and husband said on Sunday she had passed away in hospital - but corrected the record on Monday when they discovered she was still alive.


Hollywood actress Tanya Roberts has died in hospital from an undisclosed condition, according to media reports - a day after her agent and husband both prematurely announced her passing.

Entertainment website TMZ said it had spoken directly with the 65-year-old's husband Lance O'Brien, who said he had received a call from his wife's doctor on Monday night to confirm her death.

It comes after a bizarre series of events over the weekend when O'Brien and Roberts' agent Mike Pingel were quoted in reports as saying the former Bond girl had died, before retracting the statements to confirm she was still very much alive.

The Charlie's Angels actress collapsed at her home on Christmas Eve and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles shortly thereafter. On Sunday, Pingel told the media she had passed away.

The following day, however, Pingel told reporters that Roberts was still alive at 10 am PST; still in hospital, but in a poor condition.

He said the That 70s Show actress did not have COVID-19 and was waiting for further updates on her condition.

It is not entirely clear what happened at the hospital; however, Pingel said he had spoken to Roberts' husband Lance O'Brien, quoting him as saying he had held his wife as "she seemed to slip away".

TMZ later spoke to O'Brien himself, who reportedly said he had been called to the hospital to say goodbye, and upon seeing her "fade", he left the room and facility without speaking to staff.

O'Brien had previously been unable to visit his wife in hospital due to the coronavirus restrictions in place.

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Roberts was taken ill on Christmas Eve when she collapsed in her homeWally Fong/AP

Perhaps her best-known role, Roberts played geologist Stacey Sutton opposite Roger Moore's 007 in 1985's "A View to Kill". She also appeared in fantasy and adventure movies such as “The Beastmaster” and “Hearts and Armour."

Replacing Shelley Hack, the actress joined Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Lass as the third Angel in Charlie's Angels, while in 1984, she played Sheena, a female version of the Tarzan story.

Roberts was also cast as Midge, mother to Laura Prepon's character Donna on "That 70s Show".

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