After a heartbreaking turn of events, Tanya Robert's partner, Lance O'Brian has shared the final photos before her tragic death.
Here's what we know...
Rumor's of the actress's "death" first surfaced on December 24th.TMZ were the ones to report that sixty-five-year-old Tanya, who initially rose to fame as Roger Moore’s love interest in A View to a Kill, had collapsed at home following a walk with her dog.
The publication then reported that Tanya had been taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles...
Where she was swiftly placed onto a ventilator.
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
Her publicist, Mike Pingel, then confirmed that she had passed away.
His statement quickly led numerous media outlets, 22 Words included, to unknowingly publish false stories saying that she had died.
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
Of course, no one questioned these headlines...
And, very quickly, tributes to the actress came flooding in from heartbroken fans from all over the world.
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
Even her former That 70's Show costars made their tributes.
Actress Debra Jo Rupp shared a photo of herself and Tanya on set, writing: "Tanya had a big deep hearty laugh. She was all instinct and beauty. In the first season of 70's, we had a scene in the kitchen, drinking cocktails and laughing together. She laughed, spit her drink in my face, apologized profusely, and did it 3 more times. I loved her. RIP beauty."
Tanya had a big deep hearty laugh. She was all instinct and beauty. In the first season of 70’s we had a scene in t… https://t.co/sk5BjxHwzX— Debra Jo Rupp (@Debra Jo Rupp)1609796232.0
Topher Grace quickly followed suit...
Sharing a photo of Tanya and paying homage to her onscreen character by writing: "We'll miss you Midge."
I was so sad to hear that Tanya Roberts has passed away. She was a Bond girl, one of Charlie’s Angels, and truly a… https://t.co/oX4K31RR8k— Topher Grace (@Topher Grace)1609775038.0
However, in the hours following Pingel's damning announcement...There was a sudden change of events.
Pingel suddenly retracted his claim.
via: GettyThe actress' publicist told the Associated Press that Tanya was, indeed, still alive as of 10 am in California, but was in a poor condition.
He added that he was awaiting further updates on Roberts’ condition...
via: GettyAnd then told the PA news agency that her family was waiting for further news from medics, adding, “It does not look good."
Of course, people were very confused by his sudden retraction...How can someone be reported as dead when, to put it simply, they are quite visibly alive?
And, to make this whole scenario even stranger...It emerged that her long-term partner, Lance O'Brien, had also believed that Tanya had died.
But he quickly discovered the truth...
During a television interview with Inside Edition - I know, just when you thought the story couldn't get any more bizarre.
imagine what tanya roberts is feeling rn 😂— strawberry (@strawberry)1609842402.0
As Inside Edition’s Steven Fabian was interviewing Lance, he received a phone call...
via: Inside EditionAnd, upon answering it, he could be heard exclaiming: "Now, you are telling me she's alive?"
"Thank the lord!"
via: Inside EditionBecoming visibly emotional, Lance could then be seen telling the reporter: "The hospital is telling me she's alive... They're calling me from the ICU."
He then broke down into tears...
via: Inside EditionAnd, between sobs, exclaimed: "I'm so happy!"
Lance then spoke out about his ordeal.
Speaking to TMZ, he explained that he went to the hospital on Sunday after getting a call from doctors saying that Tanya was "fading fast", and that it was going to end in her death. He recalled that, while sitting by her bedside, she "tried to grab him", but then closed her eyes and "faded".
Lance O’Brien, the longtime partner of Tanya Roberts, said on Monday night that he had been recounting visiting Ms.… https://t.co/pT8VjYk3t5— Neil Vigdor (@Neil Vigdor)1609818644.0
The whole thing seemed very incredulous...
But yesterday, it emerged that following Lance's miracle discovery, things took a swift turn for the worst.
If I'm ever sick or injured, please don't take me to the hospital that said Tanya Roberts was dead when she wasn't.… https://t.co/xVsNpU0wa2— Röckbert Jänke (@Röckbert Jänke)1609847997.0
Fresh reports came in that Tanya had actually passed away.
via: GettyTMZ came forward with the news.
They claimed that Tanya's rep picked Lance up from the hospital...
via: GettyWhere he said, "she passed away in my arms."