2021-01-05 03:51:10 UTC
Actress Tanya Roberts is still alive, her manager confirms to Yahoo
Entertainment. The news comes one day after the actresss publicist, Mike
Pingel, informed the media of her death.
Roberts, a former Bond girl and That 70s Show star, was apparently hospitalized
at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Dec. 24 after collapsing at her
home. Pingel told the Associated Press she passed away on Sunday after being on
a ventilator. No cause of death was given, but he said it was not due to
Now, Pingel tells TMZ and the AP that Roberts is not dead, but remains
According to TMZ, Pingel was informed of the actresss passing by her domestic
partner, Lance. In Sundays press release, Pingel even included the following
quote attributed to Lance: As I held her in her last moments, she opened her
eyes. Pingel says Lance got a call on Monday morning from the hospital that
Roberts was not dead. Pingel also notes Lance believed Roberts had died.
Its unclear how the confusion occurred. Yahoo Entertainment has reached out to
Pingel for clarification, but did not immediately receive a response.
Robertss most notable movie role is in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a
Kill. More recently, shes best known for playing Donna Pinciottis mom, Midge,
on That 70s Show from 1998 to 2004. She also starred in the fifth and final
season of Charlies Angeles with other TV credits including The Love Boat, Silk
Stalkings, Fantasy Island, The Blues Brothers Animated Series and Barbershop.