Tanya Roberts died from a urinary tract infection. She was 65.
The Charlie's Angels and That '70s Show actress passed away in Los Angeles on Monday (Jan 4) after her death had been prematurely confirmed by her publicist a day earlier, and it has now been confirmed her cause of death was a UTI which spread to other parts of her body, including her blood stream.
Her publicist Mike Pingel confirmed to People magazine: "With a heavy heart I can confirm the death of Tanya Roberts last night on January 4, 2021 around 9:30pm PT at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA.
“[Her cause of death] was from a urinary tract infection which spread to her kidney, gallbladder, liver and then blood stream.”
Mike then added that fans of Tanya who wish to honour her memory can do so by donating to the animal charity, ASPCA.
He added: "Roberts was an animal rights activist in lieu of flowers, they are asking for donations to be given in Roberts name to the ASPCA.
“An online memorial for Tanya Roberts will be announced shortly. The family ask for privacy as they mourn her death."
Tanya was best known for her role in the final season of Charlie's Angels, and as Bond girl Stacey Sutton in the 1985 Bond movie A View to a Kill. Her other credits include The Beastmaster, Sheena: Queen of the Jungle and the sitcom That '70s Show.
According to Variety, Tanya's final on-screen appearance was in the TV series Barbershop in 2005.
The Beastmaster director Don Coscarelli tweeted, “I just heard the sad news that actress Tanya Roberts passed away. Tanya was a beautiful person, inside and out. I will always remember Tanya for being incredibly sweet and for her genuine love of animals. She was beloved by Beastmaster fans everywhere. RIP.”
I just heard the sad news that actress Tanya Roberts passed away.— Don Coscarelli (@DonCoscarelli) January 4, 2021
Tanya was a beautiful person, inside and out. I will always remember Tanya for being incredibly sweet and for her genuine love of animals. She was beloved by Beastmaster fans everywhere. RIP. pic.twitter.com/JvqJg2rEAj
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