This story is, clearly, still developing. But according to TMZ, Tanya Roberts is still alive after collapsing and being rushed to the hospital and placed on a vent. According to Tanya’s rep, Mike Pingel, it was Tanya’s husband or domestic partner Lance who passed on the word that she had passed to the publicist. Mr Pingel was quoted as saying that he: “picked Lance up from the hospital and he said, “She died in my arms.” The husband, Lance, is quoted as saying: “As I held her in her last moments, she opened her eyes.”
Now it appears that Monday morning Lance got a call from the hospital saying Tanya was still alive. At this moment it seems that Lance truly thought she had passed and originated the statement to the publicist.
Nothing else is clear right now.
This is why you’ll see a retraction of the original story in lots of places.
Here’s Tanya in “That 70′s Show” which I loved.