„I am so sad that I have to post this. Yes, Tania passed away today. I am heartbroken,“ said a post on her official Facebook page, attributed to advertising agent Mike Pinngle.
Pinngle told the Hollywood Reporter that Roberts had been hospitalized since December 24 after collapsing while walking her dogs last month. Reports said her death was not related to COVID-19. She was spotted having live chats with fans as of late December 19 and reportedly in good health.
According to her official Facebook page, one of her fan shows – scheduled for January 2 – has been canceled. Without explanation.
„I am shattered. She was gorgeous, beautiful and I feel like a light has been stolen. To say she was an angel that would be at the top of the list. She was the sweetest person I had ever met and had a big heart. She loved her fans, and I don’t think she realized how much she meant to them,“ Pinngle said THR.
Over the course of her nearly three-decade career, Roberts has appeared in both film and television, and landed her first major role in 1980 in the final season of „Charlie’s Angels,“ where she starred as Julie Rogers, the character who helped detectives Solve crimes.
One user wrote on Twitter: “RIP Tanya Roberts. She was one of my favorite Charlie’s angels. She gained real angel wings today.”
She later appeared alongside actor Roger Moore as a Bond girl in 1985 with the title A View to a Kill. Roberts played Stacy Sutton, an American geologist who became the target of opponent Max Zorin, played by veteran actor Christopher Walken. The movie was the last time Moore played the iconic role.
Arguably, Roberts was most famous to modern audiences for her role as Midge Pinchotti, the mother of Donna Pinchotti on the television sitcom „That ’70s Show.“
Her character was notorious for disturbing her teenage daughter while she performed comedies during dramatic moments on the show.
Pinngle said, „This 1970s show was her favorite, and I loved doing comedy.“ USA Today.
She left the Fox sitcom in 2001 to take care of her ailing husband, although she appeared in several episodes in 2004.
Born in New York as Victoria Lee Bloom, Roberts began his modeling career before moving on to films with the 1976 horror film „Forced Entry.“
She married screenwriter Barry Roberts in the 1970s and they stayed together until his death in 2006.
She was survived by her partner Lance O’Brien and her sister Barbara.
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