Tanya Roberts Died From Urinary Tract Infection Complications

Tanya Roberts who was best known as a Bond girl and star of “That ‘70s Show” died on Monday night at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, Access Hollywood has confirmed.

The actress’ rep said in a statement to Access Hollywood, “With a heavy heart I can confirm the death of Tanya Roberts (age 65) last night on January 4, 2021 around 9:30pm PT at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles CA . Her 18-year domestic partner Lance O’Brien received the phone call from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center last night at their home confirming her passing.”

“Roberts cause of death was from a urinary tract infection which spread to her kidney, gallbladder, liver and then blood stream. Today, January 5, 2021 at 10:00am PT, O’Brien picked up Roberts personal possessions from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,” the statement continued. 

There was some confusion earlier on Monday after O’Brien incorrectly told her rep that she had passed away prematurely causing a spiral of news reports.

Lance explained to The New York Post that on Sunday he visited Tanya in the hospital and he saw her suddenly open her eyes but hospital staff told him it was just a reflex and that she had actually passed away.

“As soon as I touch her, she opens her eyes, and I can see she’s trying to come back to life. And I go, ‘She’s looking great,’” he told The New York Post.

But in the middle of an interview with Inside Edition, Tanya’s partner got a phone call from the hospital notifying him that she was actually still alive.

Former “That ’70s Show” co-star Ashton Kutcher took to Twitter on Monday to respond to cast mates Topher Grace (Eric) and Debra Jo Rupp’s (Kitty) tribute tweets, informing them that she had not passed, but in a very Kelso way, of course.

“yo bro she’s not dead,” Ashton replied to Topher.

“dj she’s still alive,” he added to DJ Rupp’s message.

The actress collapsed after returning home from a Christmas Eve walk with her dogs and was put on a ventilator at the hospital, according to TMZ. She reportedly appeared to be healthy in the days leading up to her collapse.

Tanya was a classic 80s’ star adored by many. After breaking into the industry as a model she appeared in many TV pilots and fantasy films. Her most memorable role was in the 1985 James Bond flick, “A View to Kill” as Bond girl, Stacey Sutton. She starred alongside Roger Moore in his last role as the iconic British spy.

She also played Julie Rogers, who helped the Angels solve crimes in a last season of “Charlie’s Angels” in 1980.

More recently, the actress had a recurring role as Midge Pinciotti on “That ’70s Show.”

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