Tanya Roberts, known for playing Stacey Sutton in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill and Midge Pinciotti on That ’70s Show between 1998 and 2004 has died. She was 65.
Roberts’ death had been prematurely reported by many media outlets.
On Tuesday, Roberts’ publicist, Mike Pingel, confirmed to Variety that she died on Monday night (local time) due to a urinary tract infection that spread to her kidney, gallbladder, liver and blood stream.
However Pingel mistakenly told many publications Roberts had died on Sunday night after her partner, Lance O’Brien, visited her in the hospital and presumed she was no longer living.
She remained in “dire” condition on Monday, Pingel told Variety earlier that day.
Roberts was walking her dogs on Christmas Eve when she collapsed. The cause of death is not understood to be COVID-19 related.
Born Victoria Leigh Blum, Roberts had a successful modelling career and appeared in some off-Broadway roles.
She made her film debut in 1975 with The Last Victim. Thereafter, she appeared in a series of films that attained cult status: The Beastmaster (1982), Sheena: Queen of the Jungle (1984), Body Slam (1987) and Night Eyes (1990).
She also played Julie Rogers in the Charlie’s Angels TV series.
On That ’70s Show, Roberts played the laidback hippie mother of Donna Pinciotti (Laura Prepon). While she left the show in 2001, she returned in 2004.