Tanya Roberts Is Still Alive — Despite Her Partner and Publicist Being Told She Was Dead: Report

Roberts' domestic partner was informed of the error on Monday

Tanya Roberts

Update – January 5th: Tanya Roberts passed away on Monday evening.

Tanya Roberts is still alive, despite a statement from her domestic partner saying she had passed.

Yesterday, a publicist representing Roberts’ partner, Lance O’Brien, issued a press release saying that the actress had died on Sunday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. The press release even included a statement from O’Brien, saying: “As I held her in her last moments, she opened her eyes.”

But now, the publicist has now gotten back to TMZ to confirm that Roberts is not actually dead. Apparently, O’Brien received a call from the hospital on Monday informing him about Roberts’ current state and confirmed to him that she is still alive. However, she remains in the ICU in “dire” condition.

Roberts was hospitalized on Christmas Eve after collapsing in her home. Her exact ailment hasn’t been made public.

The 65-year-old actress is perhaps best known for her role as Midge Pinciotti in 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.

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this article mistakenly identified O’Brien as Roberts’ husband. He is in fact her domestic partner of 18 years.


Follow Consequence