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Bond girl and That '70s Show star Tanya Roberts dies at 65

Tanya Roberts, the actress known for her roles in films like A View to a Kill and shows like Charlie's Angels and That '70s Show, has died at 65.

Roberts' representative confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter the actress died in Los Angeles on Sunday after she reportedly collapsed on a walk with her dogs on Dec. 24 and was hospitalized. Though a cause of death wasn't specified, it reportedly wasn't related to COVID-19.

In the 1985 James Bond movie A View to a Kill, Roberts played "Bond girl" Stacey Sutton opposite Roger Moore. She also starred as Donna's mother Midge Pinciotti on That '70s Show and Julie Rogers on Charlie's Angels during the classic series' final season. Her other work included roles in The Beastmaster and Sheena.

"She was brilliant and beautiful and I feel like a light has been taken away," Mike Pingel, Roberts' friend and representative, told the Reporter. "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." Brendan Morrow

Update 5:45 p.m. ET: Roberts' representative withdrew the death announcement on Monday, telling TMZ that Roberts is in fact still alive. The representative, Mike Pingel, said Roberts' husband told him she had died, but later received a call from the hospital informing him otherwise. Read more here.