The ‘Bond Girl’ Tanya Roberts now officially pronounced dead after the debocle of the past couples days of her publicist and partner Lance prematurely announcing her death.
I sort of felt like every girl who’d ever been a Bond girl had seen their career go nowhere, so I was a little cautious, … I remember I said to my agent, ‘No one ever works after they get a Bond movie,’ and they said to me, ‘Are you kidding? Glenn Close would do it if she could.Tanya Roberts to the Daily Mail in 2015
Tanya Roberts was suffering from a urinary tract infection which spread to her kidney and gall bladder, according to both men. They said she was not suffering from Covid-19.
Pingel had alerted several news outlets Sunday that Roberts had died. But it turned out she was still alive and Pingel was unintentionally relaying incorrect information from O’Brien, according to the publicist.
O’Brien was speaking to the syndicated television show “Inside Edition” on Monday morning when Cedars-Sinai called and interrupted the interview to inform him Roberts was still alive.
“Now you’re telling me that she’s alive?” O’Brien can be heard saying on the show. “Thank the Lord. Thank God.”
“I didn’t think this would be the last time I was going to be seeing her,” he said Tuesday. “I didn’t think it was that serious.”
Then on Sunday, O’Brien said doctors called him to come to the hospital for an “end of life situation.”
At one point of the visit, O’Brien said Roberts’ eyes rolled into the the back of her head and she passed out, leading him to believe she had died. Lance does not blame medical staff.