Tanya Roberts, who imprisoned James Bond in A View to a Kill and later played Miz Pinakoti on the sitcom Thoughts 70s show, is hospitalized after falling at her home. The actor was mistakenly declared dead on Monday by his publicist.
Roberts’ publicist Mike Pingle later told The Associated Press Monday afternoon that 65-year-old Roberts was still alive as of 10 a.m. PST, but was in poor condition. He said earlier on Monday that Roberts had fallen into his home on December 24 and was admitted to Cedar-Sinai Medical Center, where he was believed to have died on Sunday.
Pingel said Robert’s partner, Lance O’Brien, told him that he had held his wife and that he “slipped for her.”
Pivell said O’Brien, who was unable to see Roberts at the hospital due to COVID-19 restrictions, was allowed to go on Sunday. The actor does not have the virus, he said.
The publicist said he is awaiting further updates on Roberts’ situation.
Several media outlets, including AP, reported Roberts’ death. The AP overruled his objection and sent a consultant saying the actor was still alive.
One of Roberts’ highest profile roles was played by geologist Stacey Sutton from the 1985 Rose A Mor to a Kill.
Roberts also appeared in such fictional adventure films as Beastmaster and Hearts and Armor. She replaced Shelly Hack in Charlize Angels, joining Jacqueline Smith and Cheryl Ladd as the third Angel Julie. She also played the role of comic book heroine Sheena – a female version of the Tarzan story – in a 1984 film.
A new generation of fans saw her on the show from the 70s, starring Miz, mother to Laura Prawnap, Donna.
(An earlier version of this story incorrectly stated that Tanya Roberts died on Sunday.)