Actor Tanya Roberts passes away; a day after mistaken declaration
The actor was earlier reported to have died on Monday, however, Mike Pingel, the actor's PR retracted the report and clarified that the actor was alive
Actor Tanya Roberts passed away on Tuesday, a day after being incorrectly declared as dead. The 65-year-old died due to a urinary tract infection.
She was earlier reported to have died on Monday, however, Mike Pingel, the actor's PR retracted the report and clarified that she was alive. According to Pingel, Roberts' partner Lance O’Brien originally thought that she had died, however, the hospital called in on Tuesday to report that the actor was still alive. Roberts, however, remained in critical condition.
Pingel later confirmed that the actor passed away on Tuesday due to a urinary tract infection that spread to her kidney, gallbladder, liver and bloodstream.
The 65-year-old actor had collapsed on December 24 and was rushed to the Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. She was placed on a ventilator due to breathing difficulties.
The actor is known for playing the Bond girl Stacey Sutton in 1985's A View to a Kill. Fans across the world also know her as Midge Pinciotti on That ’70s Show.
She began acting in films in 1975 with the horror flick Forced Entry and also featured in films like the 1977 comedy Racquet and the 1982 fantasy epic The Beastmaster. She was also the lead in the 1984 adventure movie Sheena: Queen Of The Jungle.
On the small screen, she played an Angel in the popular series Charlie's Angels. Roberts replaced Shelley Hack, appearing as Julie Rogers in the fifth and final season of the show in 1980. She also appeared in episodes of Fantasy Island and Love Boat.
The actor's other credits include Body Slam, Night Eyes, Zuma Beach, Pleasure Cove and Waikiki. Roberts more recently appeared in the 2005 series Barbershop.