Tanya Roberts still alive, rep confirms
Variety 2hrs ago
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Former Bond girl and “Sheena: Queen of the Jungle” star Tanya Roberts was mistakenly announced as dead late Sunday night.

Her rep Mike Pingel told Variety that although her husband, Lance O’Brien, was originally told she had died, the hospital called Monday morning to report she was still alive. However, Pingel said that Roberts remains in the ICU in “dire” condition.

TMZ first reported that she was still alive.

Roberts played Stacey Sutton in the 1985 James Bond film “A View to a Kill” as well as Midge Pinciotti on “That ’70s Show” between 1998 and 2004.

The 65-year-old performer was admitted to Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles after collapsing on Christmas Eve.

She appeared in films including “The Beastmaster” (1982), “Sheena: Queen of the Jungle” (1984), “Body Slam” (1987) and “Night Eyes” (1990). Early in her career, she appeared in “Zuma Beach,” “Pleasure Cove” and “Waikiki.”

On the “Charlie’s Angels” TV series, Roberts played Julie Rogers and more recently, she appeared in the 2005 series “Barbershop.”

Though it’s not clear exactly how the mistake happened, hospitals in Southern California are operating under extreme strain right now due to an excess of hospitalizations for COVID-19. Between Dec. 25 and Dec. 28, there were no ICU beds available in the area that includes Cedars-Sinai, and the majority of  beds were filled with COVID patients.

Roberts collapsed on Dec. 24 and was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital.

 
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