The former Bond girl was wrongly pronounced dead after being hospitalized following a fall in her home
After falling in her house, Tanya Roberts, who played the love interest of Roger Moore in A View to a Kill and later starred as Midge Pinciotti on the sitcom The ’70s Show, was hospitalized. Her publicist, Mike Pingel, mistakenly declared the 65-year-old dead Monday, prompting many media outlets to run reports that she had died, including the Guardian. Pingel later told The Associated Press that as of 10 a.m., Roberts was still alive But he was in poor health in California. He had said earlier that Roberts collapsed at her home and was admitted to Los Angeles’ Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. “seemed to be slipping away for him. “seemed to slip away for him. The publicist said he was hoping for further information on the condition of Roberts. Pingel told the PA news agency that medical professionals were waiting for more news from the family, adding, “It’s not looking good. “US TMZ’s website first confirmed her death, claiming she died and was hospitalized while walking her dogs on Dec. 24. Born Victoria Leigh Blum in 1955, Roberts grew up in New York before moving to Hollywood in search of fame in 1977. Her opportunity came when she replaced Shelley Hack in the Charlie’s Angels television series, starring alongside Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd as the third angel Julie. One of Roberts’ best-known roles in the 1985 film A View to a Kill was as geologist Stacey Sutton. Roberts also starred in fantasy adventure films such as The Beastmaster and Hearts and Armour.