Actress Tanya Roberts, who was best known for her roles in the Bond film “A View To A Kill,” “Charlie’s Angels” and “That ’70s Show,” died on Sunday in Los Angeles’ Cedar-Sinai Hospital.
On 24th December, Tanya Roberts took her dogs for a walk and when she returned home, she collapsed. She was hospitalized and placed on a ventilator but didn’t recover.
Tanya Roberts was 65 years old and she was not suffering from any illness in the days leading up to her death. The cause of her death was not disclosed but it was not due to COVID-19.
On 19th December, Tanya Roberts communicated with fans online via her official Facebook page. But the 2nd January show was canceled. On Sunday, Tanya’s longtime friend Mike Pingel publicly announced Tanya’s death on her official fan page on Facebook with a message “Yes, Tanya passed away today. I’m heartbroken.”
Mike Pingel told Sky News that Tanya was a big animal lover and she lived for her animal babies including her two dogs, a bird and Koi fish.
Tanya Roberts was born in New York as Victoria Leigh Blum and began her career as a model and appeared in several television adverts. Then she entered into movies with the 1975 horror film “Forced Entry.”
After that, she appeared in several movies such as the 1977 comedy Racquet and the 1982 The Beastmaster, the 1984 adventure movie Sheena: Queen of the Jungle.
Roberts’ most iconic role was in the 1985 Bond film A View to a Kill. In the movie, Tanya Roberts played the role of an American geologist, Stacey Sutton, opposite the late Roger Moore.
Tanya Roberts was known for her versatile role in the TV series “That ’70s Show” as Midge Pinciotti. Unfortunately, she left the series after her husband, Barry Roberts, suffer from encephalitis. Barry Roberts died in 2006.
She also received much praise for her role in the last season of the 1970s TV series Charlie’s Angels as Julie Rogers.
Tanya’s fan and several celebs have shared messages of condolence and tribute on Twitter
Rip Tanya Roberts, once a Bond Girl always a Bond Girl!
— Britt Ekland (@BrittEkland) January 4, 2021
A View To A Kill has always been the 007 film I enjoyed the most and I’m awfully sad to hear leading lady #TanyaRoberts has died at just 65 – she was the consummate 80s Bond girl and had a lovely chemistry with Roger. A Hollywood star from another, more glamorous age gone. RIP pic.twitter.com/4lC5OTIUMN
— JONATHAN SOTHCOTT (@sothcott) January 4, 2021
one of my favorite midge pinciotti moments ever. rest in peace tanya roberts ♡ pic.twitter.com/Q31t4gC819
— 🐞 (@7Osburkhart) January 4, 2021