The death of Tanya Roberts is apparently exaggerated and the actress is actually alive, according to her publicist. It was previously reported that the 65-year-old A look to kill The actress died after collapsing at her home on Christmas Eve and being rushed to the hospital and put on a ventilator. Roberts’ agent said she died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles and confirmed that her husband passed the news on. Lance O’Brien allegedly said, “When I held her in her final moments, she opened her eyes” believing that she had died in his arms.
Now, Tanya Roberts Representative Mike Pingel says she is still very much alive. The ’70s actress apparently didn’t die on Sunday, numerous outlets have reported. Pingel told TMZ that Roberts’ husband, Lance O’Brien, originally believed Tanya had died, but on Monday morning he was contacted by Cedars Sinai and told that she was still alive. It is unclear how this happened, but it is certainly good news for Tanya Roberts’ friends and family, who all thought she was dead.
Tanya Roberts has been in the hospital since Christmas Eve, although her current condition is unknown. Lance O’Brien was reportedly called by the hospital around 10 a.m. this morning to confirm that Roberts was still alive. At the time of the death reports, it was determined that COVID-19 was not the cause of death. In an interview today, Mike Pingel said, “I’m devastated, I’ve been friends with Tanya for over 20 years. She was full of energy and we always had wild times together. She was truly an angel and I will be her so much miss. “As of this writing, Pingel has not yet made a new statement about Robert’s life.
Tanya Roberts was born Victoria Leigh Blum and began her modeling career before moving on to acting. She appeared in The Beastmaster and Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, along with James Bond from 1985, A View to Kill. She appeared on several popular television shows during the 1980s, including Fantasy Island, The love boat and a season of Charlie’s angelwhere she portrayed Julie Rogers. She later portrayed Midge Pinciotti on television sitcom That 70’s show.
That 70’s show gave Tanya Roberts’ career a shot in the arm when she debuted in 1998. She was a fan favorite as Donna Pinciotti’s mother. However, she had to leave the show abruptly in 2001 after her then-husband became terminally ill. She later returned as a recurring character until the show ended in 2006. As for future roles, this is currently unclear. The 65-year-old actress is reportedly still in the hospital and it is currently unclear what status she has. TMZ was one of the first outlets to report that Tanya Roberts was still alive.