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Tanya Roberts, Bond girl and ‘That ’70s Show’ star, in ‘dire’ condition in ICU

Tanya Roberts
Actress Tanya Roberts was hospitalized after collapsing at home over the weekend.
(Jae C. Hong / Associated Press)

Tanya Roberts, who captivated James Bond in “A View to a Kill” and later played Midge Pinciotti in the sitcom “That ’70s Show,” has been hospitalized after falling at her home. The actor had mistakenly been reported dead by her publicist earlier Monday.

Roberts’ publicist Mike Pingel later told the Associated Press on Monday afternoon that Roberts, 65, was still alive as of 10 a.m. Pacific but was in poor condition. He had said earlier Monday that Roberts collapsed in her home Sunday and was admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

“It’s very dire,” Pingel told the Los Angeles Times.

Pingel said Roberts’ husband, Lance O’Brien, told him that he held his wife and that she seemed to “slip away.”

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The publicist said he is awaiting further updates on Roberts’ condition.

Multiple media outlets, including the Los Angeles Times, published the AP obituary. The AP has since removed its obituary and sent an advisory noting that the actor was still alive.

One of Roberts’ highest-profile roles was playing geologist Stacey Sutton opposite Roger Moore in 1985′s “A View to a Kill.”

Roberts also appeared in such fantasy adventure films as “The Beastmaster” and “Hearts and Armour.” She replaced Shelly Hack in “Charlie’s Angels,” joining Jaclyn Smith and Cheryl Ladd as third Angel Julie. She also played comic book heroine Sheena — a female version of the Tarzan story — in a 1984 film.

A new generation of fans saw her on “That ’70s Show,” playing Midge, mother to Laura Prepon’s character, Donna.


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