Former ‘Bond girl’ Tanya Roberts dies of infection aged 65
Published: Jan 06, 2021 06:13 PM

Tanya Roberts Photo: AFP

Former Bond actress and That '70s Show star Tanya Roberts has died from a urinary tract infection at a Los Angeles hospital, her publicist said Tuesday, a day after premature reports of her passing were retracted.

Roberts, 65, was best known for her role as geologist Stacey Sutton in the James Bond film A View to a Kill, after her early acting break on television's Charlie's Angels.

Roberts' long-term partner Lance O'Brien had mistakenly announced her death to media late Sunday following a "miscommunication" with Cedars-Sinai hospital, publicist Mike Pingel said. Multiple media outlets published obituaries that had to be withdrawn.

She succumbed late Monday after the infection spread to her kidney, gallbladder, liver and then blood stream, Pingel told AFP.

Born Victoria Leigh Blum in the Bronx, New York, in 1955, Roberts did some modeling and commercial work before getting her big acting break in her mid-20s on the final season of Charlie's Angels

She played private investigator Julie Rogers, helping the team of female crime fighters.

After the show ended, Roberts starred in sword-and-sorcery fantasy The Beastmaster.  

Nowadays Roberts is probably best known for her role in the comedy sitcom That '70s Show, in which she starred as Midge Pinciotti, the dim-witted mother of Donna, played by Laura Prepon.

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