Clearing issues up. Ashton Kutcher reached out to his former That ‘70s Present costars who mistakenly mourned Tanya Roberts through social media.
Studies that Roberts, who performed Midge, the mom of Laura Prepon‘s Donna on the sitcom, had died surfaced on Sunday, January 3, after she was hospitalized on Christmas Eve. The actress’ longtime publicist, Mike Pingel, even confirmed the information to TMZ. He informed the outlet that Roberts’ accomplice, Lance O’Brien, informed him that she handed after he mentioned goodbye on the hospital.
Topher Grace, who performed Eric Forman on the Fox comedy, took to Twitter to pay tribute to his castmate.
“I used to be so unhappy to listen to that Tanya Roberts has handed away. She was a Bond lady, considered one of Charlie’s Angels, and actually a pleasant individual to work with,” the actor wrote on Monday. “I had by no means acted earlier than and, to be sincere, a bit of nervous round her. However she couldn’t have been kinder. We’ll miss you Midge.”
Later that day, information broke that Roberts was certainly alive. O’Brien was being interviewed by Inside Edition when he acquired the decision from Cedars Sinai Medical Middle that his longtime girlfriend wasn’t truly lifeless.
Kutcher, who performed Michael Kelso, subsequently replied to Grace’s tweet, writing, “Yo bro she’s not lifeless.”
The Win a Date with Tad Hamilton actor responded with a GIF of Kelso cheering.
The previous Punk’d host then needed to break the information to Debra Jo Rupp, who performed Eric’s mother Kitty Forman.
“Tanya had a giant deep hearty chuckle. She was all intuition and sweetness,” Rupp tweeted on Monday. “Within the first season of 70’s we had a scene within the kitchen, consuming cocktails and laughing collectively. She laughed, spit her drink in my face, apologized profusely and did it 3 extra instances. I liked her. RIP magnificence.”
Kutcher despatched the same message, tweeting, “dj she’s nonetheless alive.”
The actress shared the identical GIF from the sequence as Grace, including, “To cite @TopherGrace :).”