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Report: Tanya Roberts still alive, 'not dead' says rep

Tanya Roberts, Victoria Leigh Blum
Posted at 3:22 PM, Jan 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-04 18:25:30-05

LOS ANGELES — Reports of the death of former Bond girl Tanya Roberts have been greatly exaggerated.

News spread Sunday that Roberts, 65, had died after collapsing at her home on Christmas Eve.

But stop the presses, the same public relations rep that sent out the release of her death now is now changing his tune and says Roberts is alive.

The rep, Mike Pingel, reportedly told TMZ that he received a call Monday from Roberts' husband that his wife was still alive. A reporter with KABC in Los Angeles confirms her health status, but adds that Roberts is still in "dire condition."

What makes the story even more bizarre is that the rep gave TMZ a statement from Roberts' husband on Sunday saying "As I held her in her last moments, she opened her eyes."

Multiple media outlets, including the AP, reported Roberts' death. The AP removed its obituary and sent an advisory noting that the actor was still alive.

A truly bizarre story to open 2021.