Yesterday, it was reported that former Bond girl and '80s cult classic star Tanya Roberts had passed away suddenly, with her rep breaking the news.
But it seems there's been a huge twist in the tale as Tanya is in fact alive...
How did this happen?
Really very sad to hear of the passing of #TanyaRoberts . Far too early. R.I.P— Stevie M. 🇪🇺 (@Stevie M. 🇪🇺)1609755129.0
Now, of course, after her rep "confirmed" the sixty-five-year-old had died yesterday...
#TanyaRoberts is gone. I first saw her in The Beastmaster when I was a kid, and have been captivated by her since.… https://t.co/Zex9LYxWcf— 🦖🦕Maas🔭🛰️ (@🦖🦕Maas🔭🛰️)1609741094.0
I’m so sad that #TanyaRoberts has passed away. She was so beautiful in Charlie’s Angels and The Beast Master, View… https://t.co/TnH9APCCQk— Marilyn (@Marilyn)1609745508.0
I’m so sad to hear this news about @tanyaroberts. Interviewed her for my book, Nobody Does It Better, and she was u… https://t.co/P0lturxu1I— Mark A. Altman (@Mark A. Altman)1609727442.0
Rip Tanya Roberts, once a Bond Girl always a Bond Girl!— Britt Ekland (@Britt Ekland)1609746134.0
one of my favorite midge pinciotti moments ever. rest in peace tanya roberts ♡ https://t.co/Q31t4gC819— 🐞 (@🐞)1609732982.0
R.I.P. Tanya Roberts. She was one of my favorite Charlie's Angels. She gained her real angel wings today. https://t.co/OeKvTKPdvU— chris jenkins (@chris jenkins)1609728343.0
the beautiful and wonderfully talented tanya roberts passed away today. i know that she will be so missed. she was… https://t.co/3p7OYcJQkF— 🐌 (@🐌)1609738173.0
I was so sad to read that Tanya Roberts has passed away at the age of 65. I always called her the "Underrated Angel… https://t.co/6tmnqTyoVf— Amanda Reyes (@Amanda Reyes)1609727082.0
I’m in shock. I watched her zoom shows regularly she seemed in perfect health. I met her once and she was so sweet.… https://t.co/cDvPCz2v6z— chris fig (@chris fig)1609731389.0
Now, the star has clearly made her mark on fans throughout the years.
via: Getty ImagesBack in her heyday, Tanya rose to fame as a model, gaining success from posing for the likes of Playboy as well as Clairol and Cool Ray sunglasses commercials.
Of course, many will recognize her as the former Bond girl Stacey Sutton opposite Roger Moore in A View to a Kill.
via: Getty ImagesTanya also had a year-long stint on the old Charlie's Angels show, in which she starred as Julie Rogers, who helped the Angels solve crimes.
Though, she might best be recognized as Donna Pinciotti's mom, Midge, on That '70s Show.
via: imdbIt is reported that Tanya went on to leave her TV family and the show to deal with her then-husband's real-life illness.
But of course, yesterday, the news of her reported "death" left fans shaken.
via: Getty ImagesAccording to TMZ, her rep said that in the days leading up to her "passing," she appeared to be "perfectly healthy" and was even doing video chats for fans.
It was reported that on Christmas Eve, the star took her dogs for a walk...
via: Getty ImagesBut upon returning home, TMZ stated that she collapsed, as per her rep.
Tanya was then taken to the hospital and put on a ventilator...
via: Getty ImagesAnd here's where things get strange - because it was reported that she never recovered and tragically died.
But that couldn't be further from the case....
via: Getty ImagesBecause it seems the reports of her death were completely false and that the actress is very much still alive. So, why did her rep confirm her death to TMZ?
Tanya's rep, Mike Pingel, told TMZ that her partner, Lance O'Brien, was at the hospital on Sunday when he saw Tanya's eyes close.
via: Getty ImagesIt is reported that as he sat in her room, she opened her eyes and tried to grab on to him, but her eyes closed and she "faded." According to Pingel, who picked up Lance from the hospital, Lance even said, "As I held her in her last moments, she opened her eyes," leading him to believe Tanya was dead.
As per TMZ, Pingel says he does not know if Lance spoke to any medical staff before leaving the hospital...
via: Getty ImagesBut he states he went to the hospital on Sunday after getting a call from doctors saying Tanya was fading fast and that she was going to die. However, shockingly, Pingel has since told TMZ that Lance got a call just after 10 am on Monday from the hospital saying Tanya was still alive, despite Lance truly believing she had died.
And even more shockingly...
via: Getty ImagesLance was recording an interview with Inside Edition when he got the call from the hospital to deliver the news. This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly. For more, scroll on for all the stars we lost in 2020...