Bond girl Tanya Roberts 'dead at 65' after her husband mistakenly announced her death days earlier

BOND girl Tanya Roberts has died at 65 – one day after her husband mistakenly announced her death.

It was widely reported on Sunday that the 65-year-old actress had passed away after her rep spoke to a number of media outlets.

It was confirmed on Tuesday that the star has died, TMZ reported, after collapsing at home on Christmas Eve.

Tanya's husband Lance O'Brien said one of her doctors at Cedars-Sinai Hospital called on Monday evening to break the news.

Lance – who was married to Tanya for 18 years – previously told The Sun that she suffered from an unspecified illness that began with a urinary tract infection and spread to her kidneys and liver.

He insisted the That '70s Show actress did not have Covid.


Tanya's death comes one day after Lance mistakenly told her rep she had died in a bizarre hospital mix-up.

Lance said an emotional farewell to his wife of nearly two decades on Sunday after she fell ill over Christmas.

He saw that she was "completely passed out" and left the room believing that she was dead.

He then called Tanya’s spokesperson, Mike Pingel, and broke the news to him, who announced that she had passed away.

Mike sent out an official press release that revealed the star had died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Incredibly, on Monday afternoon, Lance told The Sun he got a call from the hospital where she was being treated, saying she was still alive.

He said he told the caller from Cedars: “She's dead, what do you mean? They said, ‘No, she’s not. She’s still alive, she’s right here.’”

When asked directly about the alleged mix-up, a hospital spokesman told The Sun: “Due to patient confidentiality we cannot confirm or deny that anyone is a patient at Cedars Sinai.”

Tanya's husband said he “didn’t know” who to blame for the mistake.

Lance added that doctors later told him to "let his wife die" and decided he could not keep her on life support just so he could say goodbye.

"Today the doctors told me that it’s best to let her die and to end her life," he said.

“She’ll never be the same again, the tubes she has in her are very uncomfortable," he said.

“Her kidneys are so far gone, her liver is so far gone, her gall bladder is so far gone.

“She also has a terrible blood infection. The doctors say it started out with a urinary tract infection," he went on.

“The doctors say there’s no way she’s going to be the same. She always told me she didn't want to be an invalid. 

“She said if it got to this stage, end it for me. It’s a challenge and a half, I’ve got to tell you."

Tanya was best known for her role as geologist Stacey Sutton in the 1985 James Bond film A View to a Kill, alongside Roger Moore in his last appearance as 007.

She also starred in the 1982 sword-and-sorcery fantasy The Beastmaster and as the title character in Sheena: Queen of the Jungle, a female version of Tarzan.

It was nominated for five Golden Raspberry Awards and has gone on to become a cult classic.

Born in the Bronx, New York, in 1955, Tanya did some modeling before getting her big acting break on the final season of Charlie's Angels, where she played private investigator Julie Rogers helping the team of female crime fighters.

"It was my first steady job, and it launched my career," she said on her website.

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