UPDATE | Former Bond Girl Tanya Roberts dies day after partner prematurely announced her death

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  • Tanya Roberts, who was mistakenly reported dead prematurely on Sunday night, has died.
  • The former Bond Girl's partner, Lance O'Brien, assumed she had died after she closed her eyes while he was with her over the weekend.
  • The hospital called to confirm she was still alive the following day, however, she has since been confirmed dead, again.

Tanya Roberts, 65, was mistakenly announced dead on Sunday night.

The star's rep told TMZ she collapsed at her home after going out for a walk with her dogs on Christmas Eve. She was taken to hospital and put on a ventilator but did not recover. Her death was not Covid-related, they said at the time.

Variety later confirmed through her rep Mike Pingel that her long-term partner, Lance O’Brien, originally thought she had died when she closed her eyes on Sunday night, but the hospital called on Monday morning to report she was still alive and in the ICU in 'dire' condition.

According to The Guardian, Lance has since spoken to medical staff at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles who confirmed Tanya had in fact passed on on Monday evening, hours after he'd been heard saying: 'Oh, thank the lord!' hearing the news Tanya was alive during an interview with Inside Edition.


The actor is best known for her role as Bond girl Stacey Sutton, which she played opposite Roger Moore's 007 in A View to a Kill.

She appeared in several other films and series, including That '70s Show. She took on the recurring role of Midge Pinciotti, mom to Laura Prepon's Donna, in the hit sitcom.

Tanya, née Victoria Leigh Blum, left the show briefly to care for husband Barry Roberts, reports E! News, who she was married to from 1974 until his death in 2006.  

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