On Sunday, we heard about the sudden death of Tanya Roberts, but in what can only be described as a miracle, it has been announced that she is actually alive.
Read on to find out how her long-term partner reacted when he found out she was alive after strongly believing she was dead...
Yesterday, shocking false reports came in that former Bond girl Tanya Roberts had died...
via: Getty ImagesAnd as her long-term partner was going through the grieving process, he received a shocking phone call a day later announcing that Tanya was, in fact, alive.
And amazingly so, Inside Edition managed to catch it all on camera!
Of course, the shocking initial news of Tanya's passing devastated fans...
#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
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’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
It's obvious that 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 remembered 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.
So of course, the news of Tanya's "death" yesterday shook her fans...
via: Getty ImagesAnd according 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.
On Christmas Eve, the star took her dogs for a walk...
via: Getty ImagesAnd upon returning home, TMZ reported that she collapsed.
Tanya was then taken to the hospital and put on a ventilator...
via: Getty ImagesAnd it was at this moment when the false reports of her death started to circulate in the media.
But in a shocking turn of events today, it has been announced that Tanya is actually alive.
via: YouTubeDuring an interview with her long-term boyfriend, Lance O'Brien, Inside Edition captured the overwhelming moment that he got the phone call from the hospital.
He excused himself to take it...
via: YouTube"Now you're telling me that-that she's alive?" He said, holding the phone to his ear. "Oh thank the Lord, thank God."
The news also deeply shocked fans...
bruh tanya roberts is still alive bro i’m dyingggg— Frankie (@Frankie)1609828390.0
Now waking up to the strange but good news that apparently Tanya Roberts is actually still alive. She is in critica… https://t.co/cjXEGKttVq— Time For A Film (@Time For A Film)1609841596.0
The fact that Tanya Roberts’ husband thought she was dead and had to find out via a phone call from the hospital th… https://t.co/yvSD9i3aLM— ❄️ Snow Rose 🥀 (@❄️ Snow Rose 🥀)1609842885.0
Wow 2021 really is kicking it off in a new style, announcing that Tanya Roberts died but she's actually alive..🙈— Gingee (@Gingee)1609839170.0
How did a global rumor spread that Tanya Roberts had died but she was really actually fully alive wtf— Tobias Harris stan (@Tobias Harris stan)1609840875.0
me, who has never heard of tanya roberts until i heard she died, after finding out she actually alive: https://t.co/U0D0EetThr— Erin 𓆏 (@Erin 𓆏)1609800362.0
So wait Tanya Roberts is alive..........2021 is wilding https://t.co/2CDoemGSEl— PR_Deadpool 🇵🇷 (@PR_Deadpool 🇵🇷)1609800844.0
Ashton Kutcher definitely had some fun breaking the news to his co-stars too...
@TopherGrace yo bro she's not dead— ashton kutcher (@ashton kutcher)1609807938.0
In the interview, Lance explained that Tanya did not have COVID-19...
via: YouTubeBut due to the restrictions in place at the hospital, he was only allowed to see her in what he believed would be her final moments.
But upon hearing that his girlfriend was in fact alive, Lance broke down on camera.
via: YouTubeHe apologized for crying, but if anyone were to receive such overwhelming news, I'm sure they would have a very similar reaction.
TMZ also reported why it was initially thought that the actress had died.
via: YouTubeThey said: "Lance O'Brien mistakenly thought Roberts had died. Roberts' rep, Mike Pingel, clarified: 'Her domestic partner, Lance, was at the hospital Sunday when he saw Tanya's eyes close.'" Very awkward.