Tanya Roberts' Death Prompts Flurry of Tributes to 'That 70s Show' Star

Update (1/4/2021, 7:30 p.m.): Newsweek independently confirmed that the initial reports of Tanya Roberts' death were inaccurate. Her representative, Mike Pingel, told Newsweek that he had initially spread news of Roberts' death after speaking with her distraught partner, Lance O'Brien, on Sunday afternoon.

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The death of Tanya Roberts, the actress who played Midge Pinciotti in the sitcom That '70s Show and Stacey Sutton in the James Bond film A View to a Kill starring Roger Moore, has caused a storm of tributes and messages of condolences on social media.

Her death was announced Sunday in a message from her publicist Mike Pingel on the official Tanya Roberts fan page on Facebook which read: "I'm very sad to have to post this. Yes, Tanya passed away today. I'm heart broken."

Roberts was reported to have collapsed on December 24 while out walking her dogs and was admitted to Cedar-Sinar Hospital in Los Angeles.

No cause of death was given but her death was not reported to be COVID-19-related. Roberts, who was 65 years old, was not ill in the days leading up to her death.

Pingel told The Hollywood Reporter: "I'm devastated. She was brilliant and beautiful and I feel like a light has been taken away. To say she was an angel would be at the top of the list.

"She was the sweetest person you'd ever meet and had a huge heart. She loved her fans, and I don't think she realized how much she meant to them," Pingel added.

Several public figures have shared messages of condolences and tribute on Twitter remembering the late actress.

George Pennachio, a reporter for ABC 7 in Los Angeles, wrote in a post Sunday: "R.I.P. to actress Tanya Roberts. She died today at 65. No cause given, only that it wasn't related to COVID-19. Tanya starred in the final season of TV's 'Charlie's Angels' & later appeared on 'That '70s Show.' Was also a Bond girl opposite Roger Moore in 'A View To A Kill'."

R.I.P. to actress Tanya Roberts.
She died today at 65. No cause given, only that it wasn’t related to COVID-19.
Tanya starred in the final season of TV’s “Charlie’s Angels” & later appeared on “That ‘70s Show.”
Was also a Bond girl opposite Roger Moore in “A View To A Kill.” pic.twitter.com/5Uiqokmi0N

— George Pennacchio (@abc7george) January 4, 2021

CNN's Jake Tapper wrote: "RIP Victoria Blum from the Bronx, aka Tanya Roberts."

RIP Victoria Blum from the Bronx, aka Tanya Roberts https://t.co/M7eStLgr2T

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 4, 2021

Jonathan Sothcott, a writer for British GQ and author, wrote: "A View To A Kill has always been the 007 film I enjoyed the most and I'm awfully sad to hear leading lady #TanyaRoberts has died at just 65—she was the consummate '80s Bond girl and had a lovely chemistry with Roger. A Hollywood star from another, more glamorous age gone. RIP."

A View To A Kill has always been the 007 film I enjoyed the most and I’m awfully sad to hear leading lady #TanyaRoberts has died at just 65 - she was the consummate 80s Bond girl and had a lovely chemistry with Roger. A Hollywood star from another, more glamorous age gone. RIP pic.twitter.com/4lC5OTIUMN

— JONATHAN SOTHCOTT (@sothcott) January 4, 2021

Actor Jon Donahue shared images of film posters for A View To A Kill and Sheena, which also starred Roberts, in a post that read: "Rest In Peace #TanyaRoberts #AViewToAKill #Sheena."

Rest In Peace #TanyaRoberts 😔 #AViewToAKill #Sheena pic.twitter.com/iy2EyKdlM6

— Jon Donahue (@JonDonahue) January 4, 2021

Musician Pete Yorn shared a link to the IMDB page for The Beastmaster, the 1982 film which also starred Roberts.

The Beastmaster (1982)#IMDb #TanyaRoberts https://t.co/V8odj8Dyrc

— Pete Yorn (@peteyorn) January 4, 2021

Blogger Perez Hilton wrote: "As a child of the '80s and '90s, I grew up watching a lot of #TanyaRoberts. 65 is still so young!!!"

As a child of the '80s and '90s, I grew up watching a lot of #TanyaRoberts. 65 is still so young!!! https://t.co/KtEWSYz4Ls

— Perez (@ThePerezHilton) January 4, 2021

Actress Britt Ekland wrote: "Rip Tanya Roberts, once a Bond Girl always a Bond Girl!"

Actress Jasmin St Claire noted: "RIP #TanyaRoberts what a sad loss! I loved her in everything she did."

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Actress Tanya Roberts in the James Bond film "A View To A Kill" in the 1980s. Keith Hamshere/Getty Images