Is 'That '70s Show' star Tanya Roberts dead? Fans recall her 'A View To A Kill' role after false death report

Tanya Roberts made her most memorable appearance as Stacey Sutton in the 1985 James Bond film 'A View To A Kill', opposite Roger Moore


                            Is 'That '70s Show' star Tanya Roberts dead? Fans recall her 'A View To A Kill' role after false death report
Tanya Roberts played Midge Pinciotti, Donna's mother, in 'That '70s Show' (IMDb)

'That '70s Show' star and 'A View To A Kill' Bond girl Tanya Roberts has died at the age of 65 after a brief hospitalization.

Update: Bond actress Tanya Roberts is still alive. Her publicist Mike Pingel has retracted the statement saying that it was a mistake. Pingel said that although the star's partner Lance O’Brien thought she had died, the hospital called Monday on January 4 morning to confirm she was alive and is still in the ICU.

According to TMZ, she took her dogs for a walk on Christmas Eve and collapsed on returning home. She was put on a ventilator after being hospitalized, as the rep told TMZ. The outlet reported that the actress was not ill in the days leading up to her collapse.

Roberts, born as Victoria Leigh Blum, began her career as a break before entering the film industry with the 1975 horror flick 'Forced Entry'. After several television pilots and roles in fantasy films, she made her most memorable appearance as Stacey Sutton in the 1985 James Bond film 'A View To A Kill', opposite Roger Moore, in what was his last appearance as the iconic British spy. Fans of the 'That '70s Show' would be well-versed with her role as Midge Pinciotti, Donna's mother. She also played the role of Julie Rogers in the fifth and final season of 'Charlie's Angels' in 1980.

She once said of her memorable role as a Bond girl: "At the time I didn't know what I know now, and to be honest, who would turn that role down, really? Nobody would. All you have to think to yourself is, 'Could I have been better in the part?' That's all you can say to yourself because turning the part down would have been ridiculous, you know? I mean nobody would do that, nobody." 

She added: "I was very young and I did what I felt was the right choice to make." Throughout the '70s and '80s, Roberts starred in films such as 'The Beastmaster' and Sheena, adding around 40 credits to her acting career. 

Fans took to social media to express their grief at her passing. "A View To A Kill has always been the 007 film I enjoyed the most and I’m awfully sad to hear leading lady #TanyaRoberts has died at just 65 - she was the consummate 80s Bond girl and had a lovely chemistry with Roger. A Hollywood star from another, more glamorous age gone. RIP," filmmaker Jonathan Sothcott tweeted. "Tanya Roberts. Most younger folks know her from TV's "That '70s Show". But us older kids remember her sexy presence in movies like THE BEASTMASTER (1982), SHEENA (1984) and A VIEW TO A KILL (1985). RIP, beautiful," another fan tweeted. "RIP Tanya Roberts Hope she finds Rog and they share a nice quiche together up in heaven," one tweeted.



 



 



 

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