I was a bit reluctant to post this but it seems as if it’s real this time, sadly. After false reports of Tanya Roberts passing away late Sunday night, it seems she died Monday, January 4th, one day after the false news.
They’re saying now that she passed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where she had been hospitalized since December 24th after a fall. Robert’s partner Lance O’Brien confirmed the news. There was no cause of death reported.
The stunningly beautiful Roberts was best known for her roles in A View to a Kill, Charlie’s Angels and That 70’s Show.
In 1977, Tanya and her husband moved to Hollywood. She began appearing in such made-for-TV films as Pleasure Cove (1979), Zuma Beach (1978) and Waikiki (1980). Her film debut was in the horror film, The Last Victim (1976). After appearing in several minor films, her first big break came when she was selected as an angel (the last) for Charlie’s Angels (1976) in its final season, and was featured on the cover of “People” magazine (2/9/81). The attention she garnered as the newest Charlie’s Angel helped secure her most significant film parts: The Beastmaster (1982) (and posed for the cover and an inside spread in “Playboy” to promote the film), the title role in Sheena (1984) and as a Bond Girl in A View to a Kill (1985). She continued to appear in films, though mainly direct-to-video and direct-to-cable features. She was featured in the CD computer game The Pandora Directive (1996) and had a recurring lead role in the television series That ’70s Show (1998). Her husband Barry died in 2006.
She appeared in the 1979 horror film, Tourist Trap.
Tanya Roberts left an indelible mark on me growing up. As an adolescent when she was in her prime, she was a favorite actress like almost no others. She was one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood and was a good person on top of it all. She did a lot of work in animal activism, a charity which is near and dear to my heart as well.
She will be greatly missed!