R.I.P. A Final Farewell To Members Of The James Bond Family

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  • mattjoesmattjoes Me lleva el chanfle
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    RIP Tanya Roberts. She played a solid Bond girl in A View to a Kill. A shame to read she was only 65.
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    I'm so shocked to hear about Tanya Roberts, especially given her extremely young age. She was my first "Bond girl crush," as AVTAK was the first Bond film I saw, back when I was seven. When I used to act out my own 007 adventures in my back yard, "Stacy Sutton" was always my imaginary female companion. I know AVTAK is heavily criticized in Bond circles, but I have a soft spot for the movie and I will always argue that Roberts was terrific in the part - plucky, smart, sexy but down to earth. She gave that character a heart that wasn't necessarily there on the page, and she still remains the most "normal" of all Bond women, the only one in the whole series (in my opinion) who seems like you could actually meet and date in real life. And Ms. Roberts herself always seemed to be a lovely person who was proud of her contribution to the series. R.I.P.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    So apparently Tanya may still be alive:

    https://t.co/4A3dF95ADc
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    jake24 wrote: »
    So apparently Tanya may still be alive:

    https://t.co/4A3dF95ADc

    Wow. Interesting.
  • jake24 wrote: »
    So apparently Tanya may still be alive:

    https://t.co/4A3dF95ADc

    The plot now thickens...
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    I knew her from "Charlie's Angels" even before I saw her in "A View to a Kill". R.I.P. Ms. Roberts.

    Damn! A lot of high profile Bond veterans have passed away in the past year.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Well that's bizarre yet incredibly uplifting news...if true, that is.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython The Black Lodge
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    That’s a pretty big screw up on her rep’s part.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited January 4 Posts: 14,973
    I hope Tanya makes a full recovery. Such a bizarre twist in the story. I suppose that mixups like that can happen on occasion.

    According to Variety Tanya Roberts is still in the ICU unit and is still in a "dire" condition:

    https://variety.com/2021/film/news/tanya-roberts-not-dead-1234878434/
  • edited January 4 Posts: 368
    Saw this on Twitter, which is how I first found out about both her "passing" and the subsequent retraction. Needless to say, a lot of emotional whiplash.

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  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    If true, I hope Tanya makes a full recovery. Such a bizarre twist in the story. I suppose that mixups like that can happen on occasion.

    I'd think she'd release an official statement? Or maybe she's taking Mallory's words to heart: why not stay dead?

  • Tokoloshe2Tokoloshe2 Northern Ireland
    Posts: 1,051
    So she lives to die another day...

    I guess you only live twice?

    I'll stop now. What an utterly bizarre story. Hope she makes a full recovery... and fires whoever got it so wrong!
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
    edited January 4 Posts: 5,079
    This would be a enormous mishap if true.

    Her passing was the most read article on the BBC News app at one point today. And has been reported by the official 007 outlets.

    Of course, I sincerely hope she is still with us!
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    TripAces wrote: »
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    If true, I hope Tanya makes a full recovery. Such a bizarre twist in the story. I suppose that mixups like that can happen on occasion.

    I'd think she'd release an official statement? Or maybe she's taking Mallory's words to heart: why not stay dead?

    If she's still on a ventilator in the ICU unit I'd imagine she's not in any condition to do that at the minute.
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    Roberts did collapse on December 24 and she is still hospitalized. But her boyfriend - for whatever reason - told her agent/rep that she had passed away. If she recovers, I would dump that boyfriend if I were her.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 35,209
    DRush76 wrote: »
    Roberts did collapse on December 24 and she is still hospitalized. But her boyfriend - for whatever reason - told her agent/rep that she had passed away. If she recovers, I would dump that boyfriend if I were her.

    And went out of the way to put out a press release. Very odd.
  • RyanRyan Canada
    Posts: 578
    Strange news indeed. While it does not sound good in any event, here is hoping she is able to recover.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Lagos, Nigeria
    edited January 4 Posts: 3,880
    Wow! This is ignominious. I really hope the latest news is true and she gets well soon.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 35,209
    Update from TMZ:

    "Tanya's rep, Mike Pingel, tells TMZ ... her domestic partner, Lance, was at the hospital Sunday when he saw Tanya's eyes close. For some reason he says he though she was dead so he left devastated. Pingel does not know if Lance spoke to any medical staff before leaving and Lance isn't answering his phone now for clarification."
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 14,973
    Here's Tanya's boyfriend apparently getting the news that she's still alive in an on-air interview:



    It's so bizarre.
  • MayDayDiVicenzoMayDayDiVicenzo Here and there
    Posts: 5,079
    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Here's Tanya's boyfriend apparently getting the news that she's still alive in an on-air interview:



    It's so bizarre.

    There’s some very dodgy about this, that’s for certain.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Dragonpol wrote: »
    Here's Tanya's boyfriend apparently getting the news that she's still alive in an on-air interview:



    It's so bizarre.

    There’s some very dodgy about this, that’s for certain.

    Yes, something doesn't quite ring true about it all.
  • jake24jake24 Sitting at your desk, kissing your lover, eating supper with your familyModerator
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    Looks like her rep is blaming Roberts’ boyfriend, while he is blaming the hospital for incorrectly pronouncing her dead. Nevertheless she remains in critical condition.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    It may be sincere, but the 'receiving the news on the phone' clip feels quite false, doesn't it.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    mtm wrote: »
    It may be sincere, but the 'receiving the news on the phone' clip feels quite false, doesn't it.

    Yes, that's what I thought when I saw it. It seems like a little bit of drama. Has a kind of staged for the cameras feel to it. I hope it wasn't though. Strange stuff. I just hope Tanya Roberts will get better.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
    Posts: 35,209
    This is ridiculously bizarre. I'm happy it seems she's still alive, though, regardless of the condition. I really hope she pulls through.
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    This has been a good friend of mine for many years and it tells me something about this stinks
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited January 5 Posts: 14,973
    Something about it certainly doesn't seem to add up. If so, I'm sure it'll all come out in the wash.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 8,839
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    This is ridiculously bizarre. I'm happy it seems she's still alive, though, regardless of the condition. I really hope she pulls through.

    I hope she is too, not sure I'll believe it until properly confirmed though.
  • Tokoloshe2Tokoloshe2 Northern Ireland
    Posts: 1,051
    BBC News - Tanya Roberts: Bond girl and Charlie's Angel still alive
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-55528352

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