Tanya Roberts’ publicist retracts report that said actor had died. The former Bond girl was mistakenly reported dead after being hospitalised following a fall at her home. Tanya Roberts, who played Roger Moore’s love interest in A View to a Kill and later starred in the sitcom That ‘70s Show as Midge Pinciotti, has been hospitalised after falling at her home. Her publicist, Mike Pingel, mistakenly reported the 65-year-old dead on Monday, leading multiple outlets, including the Guardian, to publish stories saying she had died. Pingel later told the Associated Press that Roberts was still alive as of 10am in California but was in a poor condition.
He had said earlier that Roberts collapsed in her home and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Pingel said Robert’s husband, Lance O’Brien, told him that he held his wife and she “seemed for him to slip away”. The publicist said he was awaiting further updates on Roberts’ condition. Pingel told the PA news agency that the family was waiting for further news from medics, adding: “It does not look good.” The US website TMZ first reported her death, saying she had collapsed while walking her dogs on 24 December and was admitted to hospital.
Ashton Kutcher has taken upon the job of clearing out the confusion amidst his contemporaries that Tanya Roberts is alive. The confusion about the information started when Roberts’ publicist Mike Pingel confirmed about her death on CNN after which he told NBC News that Roberts is still alive. However, many of the show’s cast members didn’t get the memo as they were posting condolences for the James Bond actor. Ashton tweeted to their comments and made them know about the correct information.