Some very confusing news was coming out of Hollywood. Very late Sunday night it was being reported that Bond Girl and That 70s Show star Tanya Roberts had passed away at the age of 65. But as I was beginning to write her obituary for the site – reports are surfacing saying that Roberts is still alive.
Now it wouldn’t be the first time that a celebrity’s death was falsely reported but this time the circumstances are rather mysterious. In the original report, it was detailed that Ms. Roberts collapsed on Christmas Eve after a walk and was taken to the hospital and put on a ventilator with a non-Covid illness. It was also reported that she never recovered and passed away on Sunday.
Roberts rep stated that her husband informed him that she had passed yesterday. Roberts rep had even sent out a press release of her passing.
Today, her publicist Mike Pingel told TMZ that Roberts husband, Lance, received a call this morning from the hospital saying that Roberts was alive! We do not have any further details regarding this mysterious circumstance and as soon as more news comes in, we will be sure to relate it.
*UPDATE: The press release stating that Roberts had passed has been retracted. Her publicist Mike Pingel has given the update that she is still alive but hospitalized in “grim” condition.*
I only pray that we won’t have to revisit this for real anytime in the near future. Our prayers go out to Ms. Roberts and her family at this time.