Fans are mourning Tanya Roberts after the former Bond girl and That '70s Show actress died at a Los Angeles-area hospital Monday night. Roberts' partner, Lance O'Brien, confirmed the actress' passing to numerous outlets Tuesday morning, revealing he received a call from one of Roberts' doctors just after 9 p.m. Monday informing him of Roberts’ death. She was 65.
Roberts, who appeared in numerous other cult classics, including Charlie's Angels in 1980, was hospitalized on Christmas Eve after she collapsed while walking her dog. According to O'Brien, and as reported by Fox News, she died Monday from complications of a UTI that spread to her kidneys, liver, and gallbladder before it "got into her blood." Roberts' publicist initially confirmed to multiple outlets Sunday that the actress had died, though the premature death announcement was later rescinded, with her representative, Mike Pingel, explaining that O'Brien had informed her representatives Roberts was dead as he felt "she had passed" after "seeing her." Pingel said Roberts' doctors called O'Brien to inform him "that she had not passed" Sunday night, though her condition was "dire." Roberts is survived by O'Brien and her sister, Barbara Chase.
Born in the Bronx, Roberts began her career as a model before transitioning to acting. After landing several smaller roles, she scored her breakthrough role when she was cast to play Julie Rogers in the fifth and final season of Charlie's Angels. Just five years later, in 1985, she starred alongside Roger Moore as a Bond girl in the 1985 film A View to Kill. Roberts is perhaps best known for her role as Midge Pinciotti, the mother of Donna Pinciotti, on the hit sitcom That '70s Show. She starred on the series from 1998 until 2001, when she exited to care for her terminally ill husband, before briefly reprising the role in 2004. Given her credits, Roberts left a lasting impact on Hollywood, with many fans flocking to social media Tuesday morning to pay their respects and pay tribute after learning of her death.
It sounds like Tanya Roberts has definitely passed away this time. Very sad and far too soon. RIP to a real Bond legend. 🍷🚒🌉 pic.twitter.com/pWVfoRYNP5— Better Make That Two (@ViewToATrill) January 5, 2021
With those glassy azure eyes, Van Halen hair & perfectly fitting mining uniforms, Stacey Sutton was the epitome of 1980s Bond with one of the greatest John Barry signatures.January 5, 2021
Tanya Roberts has now unfortunately passed away for real. Rest in Peace 🙏🏻— MrsMarvelous (@MrsMarvelous3) January 5, 2021
After a bizarre premature announcement of her death on January 3, 2021, it appears that Tanya Roberts did actually pass away the following evening. Here are my memories of this wonderful actress. https://t.co/4jraSmO999 via @YouTube— Dave Sundstrom (@jdsundstrom) January 5, 2021
Ughhhh this is so sad and tragically at first I thought they were just a rumor that she just never died and we wonder that this would be a miracle and now suddenly happened like she passed away damn y'all May She Rest In Peace #TanyaRoberts You will forever be missed Legend 🤍 https://t.co/ok5NF6bkgs— Maxmud 🎇 (@IamMoone94) January 5, 2021
In a unexpected way, Tanya Roberts just confirmed a James Bond title, "You Only Live Twice".
RIP, Tanya, your Sword and Sorcery beauty will be missed. pic.twitter.com/cpXrDw29MQ— P a u g o s e (@Paugose) January 5, 2021
RIP Tanya Roberts— Gita Renik 🤲 (@OooAuto) January 5, 2021
The girl with the most amazing eyes 🥺 pic.twitter.com/N3WJ3naFei
What a cruel three days, for Tanya's family, friends and for her mega fans. R.I.P. Beautiful Tanya Roberts.— TV and Film Stars (@TVandFilmStars) January 5, 2021
We lost her... Then we had her... Then we really lost her.
RIP Tanya Roberts. Our dear Stacey Sutton... 💔 pic.twitter.com/VREgU9yrbC— Embee Diana Dalton ✨ (@ibarraparabola) January 5, 2021
RIP Tanya Roberts, you are a real Angel now!
She is reported to have passed away around 9:00 PM on January 4, 2021, just 24 hours later after the earlier official report. :( pic.twitter.com/T4gpis8GJz— 007 Travelers (@007Travelers) January 5, 2021
Tanya Roberts was gorgeous and will always be Sheena, Queen of the Jungle to me. RIP— Stuart Rojstaczer (@StuartEtc) January 5, 2021
RIP Tanya Roberts. pic.twitter.com/MVfWKOhlmH— RDWB1996 🏴🏴🇬🇧 (@RuariBurt) January 5, 2021
God bless Tanya Roberts the actress who starred with Roger Moore in James Bond 007, Charlie's Angels from 1976-81 and Donna's mother Midge on that "70"s show. She sadly passed away this weekend at 65. God bless her and RIP. 😢😭 pic.twitter.com/PJ7PL9BwMB— Tammy Leigh Benton (@TammyLeighBent1) January 5, 2021