The death of the Hollywood star Tanya Roberts, who was prematurely declared dead on Monday, was sadly confirmed on Tuesday. She was 65 years-old.
In the wake of the confirmation of her passing, disturbing new details have emerged about the death of Roberts, who rose to fame starring on the television show “Charlie’s Angels” and then in the James Bond movie “A View To A Kill.”
“With a heavy heart I can confirm the death of Tanya Roberts last night on January 4, 2021 around 9:30pm PT at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA,” her representative Mike Pingel told People Magazine.
Pingel added that her cause of death “was from a urinary tract infection which spread to her kidney, gallbladder, liver and then blood stream.”
“Roberts was an animal rights activist in lieu of flowers, they are asking for donations to be given in Roberts name to the ASPCA, https://secure.aspca.org,” he continued. “An online memorial for Tanya Roberts will be announced shortly. The family ask for privacy as they mourn her death.”
Roberts’ partner Lance O’Brien said that she had been perfectly healthy before she collapsed at their home on Christmas Eve after taking their dogs out for a walk. Even when she was rushed to the hospital, O’Brien believed that she would ultimately be alright.
“I didn’t think this would be the last time I was going to be seeing her,” he told NBC News. “I didn’t think it was that serious.”
O’Brien explained that doctors told him to come to the hospital on Sunday for what they described as an “end of life situation.” At the end of this visit, he said that Roberts’ eyes rolled to the back of her head, and he believed she had died.
“I felt totally lost. I was crying and crying,” O’Brien continued, going on to say that he then called Pingel. “I told him I said goodbye.”
Pingel proceeded to announce Roberts’ death to the press, and her passing was widely reported on Monday morning despite the fact that she did not actually die until that night. O’Brien told reporters on Tuesday that Roberts had been in a makeshift ward out of Cedars-Sinai as the hospital is overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients, adding that he could not even find a doctor or nurse to speak to after he believed that he saw her pass away.
“Trying to get info out of these people is impossible,” he said, although he made sure to insist that no staffers at the hospital were responsible for false reports of Roberts’ death.
Roberts rose to fame on “Charlie’s Angels” before starring in the 1985 James Bond movie “A View To A Kill,” which was Roger Moore’s final turn as the iconic British spy. Younger audiences will remember her as the laidback hippie mother of Laura Prepon’s character on “That 70’s Show.”
This piece originally appeared in UpliftingToday.com and is used by permission.
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