Tanya Roberts, who starred in That ’70s Present and performed a Bond lady in A View To A Kill, has died. She was 65.
The American actress had collapsed on Christmas eve after going for a stroll along with her canine, TMZ reported. She was admitted to Cedar-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter, and died on Sunday (January 3).
Roberts’ demise was not COVID-19 associated, each publications reported, and she or he was not ailing within the days main as much as her passing, even conducting Zoom ‘exhibits’ and dwell chats with followers as lately as December 19.
No reason behind demise has been given. Roberts is survived by her longtime companion Lance O’Brien and her sister Barbara.
Tanya Roberts in 2017. Credit score: Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic
In a press release to The Hollywood Reporter, her longtime good friend and rep Mike Pingel mentioned, “I’m devastated. She was sensible and exquisite and I really feel like a light-weight has been taken away. To say she was an angel can be on the prime of the listing. She was the sweetest individual you’d ever meet and had an enormous coronary heart. She cherished her followers, and I don’t assume she realised how a lot she meant to them.”
Pingel additionally confirmed Roberts’ demise in a submit on her official Fb fan web page:
I am very unhappy to should submit this. Sure, Tanya handed away right now. I am coronary heart damaged. Mike Pingel
The actress, who was born Victoria Leigh Blum within the Bronx, New York, made her appearing debut in 1975 with horror movie Compelled Entry. She is arguably greatest recognized for her position because the Bond lady Stacey Sutton reverse Roger Moore in 1985’s A View To A Kill, which was Moore’s final outing as 007.
She was additionally recognized for movie roles in Beastmaster, Sheena, Night time’s Eyes and Nearly Pregnant.
As for tv roles, Roberts joined ABC’s Charlie’s Angels in its fifth and ultimate season in 1980-1981. Within the late ’90s, she had a recurring supporting position in That ’70s Present as Midge Pinciotti, mom of Donna (Laura Prepon). She left the Fox sitcom in 2001 after its third season, reportedly to take care of her terminally ailing husband.