Shocking footage has emerged of Bond girl Tanya Roberts’ partner, Lance O’Brien, receiving a phone call informing him that she was still alive in the middle of an interview he was doing about her death.
Widespread reports of Tanya Roberts’ death at the age of 65 were ‘greatly exaggerated’, TMZ reported a day after news emerged claiming she was rushed to hospital on Christmas Eve and had ‘passed away’.
Now in a video package published by Inside Edition, Lance O’Brien can be seen receiving a phone call in the middle of his interview, sharing the news she is reportedly still alive.
“What just happened? What was that?” the reporter asked Lance, over a Zoom video chat.
Lance quickly broke down into tears, revealing: “The hospital has told me she’s alive.... I’m so happy.”
The star reportedly collapsed on Christmas Eve after returning home from a walk with her dogs.
A representative told TMZ, her partner had truly believe she had died, with friends of the family also reportedly telling the publication Lance had called them to share the new of his wife’s death.
At the time he was also quoted as saying: “As I held her in her last moments, she opened her eyes. I was able to see her beautiful eyes one last time. Tanya had the most beautiful eyes.”
Speaking to TMZ today, Lance said he went to the hospital on Sunday after getting a call to say Tanya was fading fast and it was going to end in her death”.
"He went to the hospital, and as he sat in her room she opened her eyes and tried to grab on to him, but her eyes closed and she 'faded',” the publication reports him as saying.
"He said he was devastated and walked out of the room and then the hospital and never spoke to medical staff."
Her representative has now told People magazine that Tanya’s 'condition is 'dire'.
“Currently, it's not looking good. Hold her in your prayers,” he said.
Tanya was well known in the ‘80s after appearing as Julie Rogers in the fifth and final season of the Charlie’s Angels TV series.
In 1985, she appeared as Bond Girl Stacey Sutton in Roger Moore's A View To A Kill, which she allegedly beat Priscilla Presley and Sharon Stone for the role, before becoming a TV staple after she made her debut as Donna Pinciotti's mum, Midge Pinciotti, in That ‘70s Show in 1998.
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