Tanya Roberts, who was reported dead on January 4, but was found not to be dead…is apparently now dead.
The Bond girl and That ’70s Show star was rushed to hospital after a fall on Christmas Eve. Over the weekend tributes then began flooding in after it was announced that Roberts had passed away in hospital. However, it was actually a gigantic press error and Roberts was actually still alive.
But now TMZ have reported that just after 9pm on Monday night, Roberts’ husband Lance O’ Brien was told by doctors that she had actually passed.
So what exactly happened?
On Sunday, O’Brien told Roberts’ publicist that she was dead, after visiting her in hospital. According to TMZ, O’Brien thought he saw Roberts die in front of him and then left the hospital without talking to medical staff.
It wasn’t until Monday morning that he got a call from the hospital to say that Roberts was in fact, still alive. But it’s now being reported that later that day she really did pass away.
The ‘accidental’ death announcement caused quite a stir amongst Roberts’ That ’70s Show cast mates. Ashton Kutcher, who played Kelso, had to keep reminding them that their co-star was still alive.
“I was so sad to hear that Tanya Roberts has passed away,” Topher Grace, who played Eric Forman, wrote on Twitter.
“I had never acted before and, to be honest, a little nervous around her. But she couldn’t have been kinder. We’ll miss you, Midge.”
But Kutcher quickly reminded him that she was actually alive.
“Yo bro she’s not dead,” he commented.
yo bro she's not dead— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) January 5, 2021
A similar heart-felt tribute was written by Debra Jo Rupp (Kitty Forman) , who Kutcher also had to remind that Roberts wasn’t dead.
“Tanya had a big deep hearty laugh. She was all instinct and beauty,” Rupp said.
“Dj she’s still alive,” Kutcher replied.
dj she's still alive.— ashton kutcher (@aplusk) January 5, 2021
Tanya Roberts will be remembered as an incredible actress who appeared in 1985 Bond film A View To Kill opposite Roger Moore, as well as Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, The Beastmaster, Body Slam, Night Eyes and That ’70s Show as Midge from 1998-2001.