Actress Tanya Roberts died Monday night – a day after her publicist mistakenly announced her death ahead of time

Former Bond girl, 65, passed away peacefully at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, where she had been hospitalized since Christmas Eve after collapsing at her home after a hike, her longtime partner Lance O said ‘Brien to the post on Tuesday

O’Brien said he was asleep when he got the expected call from a hospital doctor at around 9:30 p.m. but was scared Monday

That ’70s Show actress Roberts’ partner said he previously agreed to take the life support from her because doctors told him it was “compassionate” – given her kidneys, liver and gallbladder failed when she failed fought a urinary tract problem along with hepatitis C and a fatal blood infection and then spread through her body

“They told me that all of her body functions, her organs, have been broken down and she could never become the same again – she would be bedridden for the rest of her life,” if she were kept alive by artificial means, O’Brien said about Roberts, who also starred in the final season of “Charlie’s Angels” on television in the early 1980s

Roberts’ sister Barbara Leary told The Post that she was “totally shocked” by her sibling’s death

“And I think I need to take precautions to have them cremated,” he said, adding that it was Robert’s request

O’Brien said he could at least spread some of the actress’s ashes in the hills near her home where she liked to hike

Confusion had swirled over Roberts’ final moments after her publicist Mike Pingel prematurely announced her death Sunday

The snafu arose from an apparent misunderstanding between O’Brien and Pingel during a conversation between the two the previous Sunday, O’Brien told the Post on Monday

“[Pingel] says,” What happened? “And I say,” I just said goodbye to Tanya and saw her beautiful eyes one last time “and after that I just bubbled,” recalled O’Brien

Pingel retired Monday from Robert’s death, saying she was still alive but had been in the intensive care unit in a “bad” condition from that morning

O’Brien said his 15-year-old partner was put on a ventilator because she was having difficulty breathing despite not having COVID-19 after she collapsed at her home in early December 24, telling the Post, that the hospital had called him to visit on Sunday because she was near death and that he spoke to Pingel afterwards

“She was gone in every way,” O’Brien said Monday, adding that doctors had taken Roberts off life support, “She hasn’t been there for the past three days,’ ’

Roberts starred in the 1985 James Bond film “A View to a Kill” and most recently in “That ’70s Show” ”

O’Brien told People magazine that the show was her favorite gig – because after it was recorded, “You could come home and have dinner at home and see the dogs

.”

“She loved” That ’70s Show “more than anything else in the world. She loved it more than any of her films,” he said

“It is with a heavy heart that I can confirm the death of Tanya Roberts,” said the spokesman

He added that Roberts was an animal rights activist and that her family is asking for donations to the ASPCA instead of flowers

“An online memorial to Tanya Roberts will be announced shortly,” added Pingel. “The family requests privacy while mourning their deaths”

Born Victoria Leigh Blum, according to her IMDb biography, has also appeared in TV commercials for Ultra Brite, Clairol and Cool Ray sunglasses as well as in off-Broadway productions of “Picnic” and “Antigone”

The Playboy cover girl, who also had several television films on her résumé, was married to Barry Roberts, who died in 2006

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