James Bond star Tanya Roberts dies hours after premature death announcement

Tanya Roberts has sadly died at the age of 65 it has been revealed by her partner, following reports she was still alive.

The Charlie’s Angels actress died on Monday evening at Cedars-Sinai Hospital, according to TMZ. Her partner Lance O’Brien received a phone call from the hospital at 9pm on Monday informing him of her death.

It comes after previous confusion about whether the actress had died after her rep and O’Brien prematurely announced her death over the weekend.

O’Brien later received a phone call from the hospital in the middle of an interview with Inside Edition informing him that Roberts was still alive.

Roberts’ rep Mike Pingel, had earlier issued statements explaining how the actress was rushed to hospital after collapsing following a dog walk. Pingel said she was put on a ventilator but did not recover.

Paying tribute to Roberts, Pingel said in a statement previously released to ABC: ‘I’m devastated. I’ve been friends with Tanya for over 20 years.

‘She was full of boundless energy and we always had the best times. She was truly an Angel and I will miss her so so much.’


O’Brien added: ‘Tanya and I have never been apart. This is too much to handle. Her animals are lost without her and so am I.

‘As I held her in her last moments, she opened her eyes. I was able to see her beautiful eyes one last time. Tanya had the most beautiful eyes.’

O’Brien was reportedly given special permission to visit Roberts shortly before her reported death.

Roberts was best known for playing Julie Rogers in Charlie’s Angels in 1980, lasting on the show for one season alongside Cheryl Ladd and Jaclyn Smith, before the show’s cancellation.

In 1985, she became a Bond Girl to Roger Moore’s James Bond, starring as Stacey Sutton in action classic A View To A Kill.

Roberts had been married twice – once to Barry Roberts, from 1974 until his death in 2006, before beginning a longterm relationship with O’Brien.

She is survived by O’Brien and a sister.

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