Tanya Roberts, the one-time Bond woman, and “That 70’s Present” actress has died, her publicist introduced on Sunday. She was 65.
“I am very unhappy to must submit this. Sure, Tanya handed away right this moment. I am coronary heart damaged,” a submit on her official Fb fan web page mentioned, which was attributed to her publicist, Mike Pingel.
Roberts had been hospitalized since Dec. 24 after she collapsed whereas strolling her canines final month, Pingel advised the Hollywood Reporter. Her demise was not COVID-19 associated, studies mentioned. She was seen conducting stay chats with followers as lately as Dec. 19 and was mentioned to be in good well being.
In accordance with her official Fb web page, certainly one of her fan reveals — scheduled for Jan. 2 — was canceled with out an evidence.
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“I am devastated. She was good and exquisite and I really feel like a lightweight has been taken away. To say she was an angel can be on the high of the record. She was the sweetest particular person you’d ever meet and had an enormous coronary heart. She liked her followers, and I do not suppose she realized how a lot she meant to them,” Pingel advised THR.
Over her roughly three-decade profession, Roberts appeared in each movie and tv, incomes her first distinguished function in 1980 on the ultimate season of “Charlie’s Angels,” the place she starred as Julie Rogers, a personality who helped the feminine detectives clear up crimes.
“R.I.P. Tanya Roberts. She was certainly one of my favourite Charlie’s Angels. She gained her actual angel wings right this moment,” one person wrote on Twitter.
She later appeared alongside actor Roger Moore as a Bond woman in 1985’s “A View to a Kill.” Roberts performed Stacey Sutton, an American geologist who turns into a goal of the antagonist Max Zorin, performed by veteran actor, Christopher Walken. The movie was Moore’s final time taking part in the enduring function.
Roberts was arguably most identified by fashionable audiences for her function as Midge Pinciotti, Donna Pinciotti’s mom on the tv sitcom “That ’70s Present.”
Her character was identified for annoying her teenage daughter whereas offering comedic levity throughout dramatic moments on this system.
“‘That 70s Present’ was her favourite present, she actually liked doing comedy,” Pingel advised The USA In the present day.
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She left the Fox sitcom in 2001 to look after her terminally-ill husband, though she was listed as showing in just a few episodes in 2004.
Born in New York as Victoria Leigh Blum, Roberts started a profession in modeling earlier than shifting to motion pictures with the 1976 horror movie “Pressured Entry.”
She married screenwriter Barry Roberts within the 1970s they usually stayed collectively till his demise in 2006.
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She is survived by her accomplice Lance O’Brien and sister Barbara.