Tanya Roberts Passed Away Monday Night Following Premature Death Announcement

Her domestic partner, Lance O'Brien, prematurely announced her passing a day earlier

Tanya Roberts on That '70s Show

Tanya Roberts died Monday night following a bizarre series of events that saw her domestic partner, Lance O’Brien, prematurely announce her passing a day earlier.

TMZ reports that Roberts did indeed pass away Monday evening at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. Update: Roberts’ official cause of death “was from a urinary tract infection which spread to her kidney, gallbladder, liver and then blood stream.”

On Sunday, a publicist representing O’Brien issued a press release saying that Roberts had died. The press release even included a statement from O’Brien, saying: “As I held her in her last moments, she opened her eyes.”

However, on Monday afternoon, O’Brien received a call from Cedars-Sinai saying Roberts was still alive — though her condition remained “dire.”

Roberts was hospitalized on Christmas Eve after collapsing while walking her dogs.

The 65-year-old actress is perhaps best known for her role as Midge Pinciotti on That ’70s Show. She also played “Bond girl” Stacey Sutton in 1985’s A View to Kill and starred as the titular role in 1984’s Sheena, Queen of the Jungle.


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