Bond Girl, Charlie's angels star, Tanya dies

Tanya Roberts, who starred alongside Roger Moore in the 1985 Bond film "A View To A Kill," as well as classic TV series "Charlie's Angels" and "That '70s Show," has died. She was 65. 


 Her publicist and longtime friend Mike Pingel said that Roberts died Sunday at Los Angeles' Cedar-Sinai Hospital. 

The actress was hospitalized Dec. 24 and placed on a ventilator following a collapse that occurred after walking her dogs. 

"It came out of nowhere, it was all very sudden," said Pingel. He did not disclose the cause of death, but said Roberts did not die from a COVID-19 related illness. 

 Pingel said that Roberts was extremely cautious during COVID-19, venturing out three times in 2020, twice to take her beloved dogs to the veterinarian. 

 The straight-talking actress interacted with fans in a weekly online program streamed from her official Facebook page, on which she last participated Dec. 19. But the first show of 2021, scheduled for Jan. 2, was canceled without public explanation. 

According to her close friends, the actress was not ill in the days leading up to her death. 

 Born Victoria Leigh Blum, Tanya Roberts had a career in modelling and appeared in television adverts before entering the world of films with 1975 horror flick Forced Entry. 

 She was also a part of several B movies such as Night Eyes, Inner Sanctum, Legal Tender and Almost Pregnant, among others. 

 Tanya Roberts’ most notable film role remains the 1985 Bond film A View to a Kill in which she played Stacey Sutton, an American geologist who is targeted by the villain Max Zorin, played by Christopher Walken. 

 She was then seen in the comedy Body Slam in 1987 and the 1990 erotic thriller Night Eyes. Tanya alo starred in ABC’s Charlie’s Angels. 

 Tanya Roberts was last seen in the Showtime comedy TV show Barbershop in 2005. Her last film was 1994’s Deep Down. 

 She is survived by her partner of 18 years Lance O’Brien, her sister Barbara and her beloved pet animals.

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