Roberts, 65, died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the actress’ longtime partner Lance O’Brien and her spokesman Mike Bingle told NBC News on Tuesday.
Roberts suffered from a urinary tract infection, which spread to his kidneys and gallbladder, according to the two. They said he was not suffering from Govt-19 disease.
Bingle had warned several news outlets on Sunday that Roberts was dead. But it turns out he’s still alive, and the advertiser claims that Bingle accidentally leaked false information from O’Brien.
O’Brien was talking Integrated TV show “Insight Edition” On Monday morning Cedars-Sinai interrupted the call to inform him that Roberts was alive.
“Are you saying she’s alive now?” You can hear O’Brien on the show. “Thank the Lord. Thank God.”
O’Brien said Roberts went to the bathroom at 4 a.m. on Christmas Eve and prompted him to call 911. They took her to the hospital, but said she hoped her longtime boyfriend Roberts would be fine.
“I don’t think this will be the last time I go to see her,” he said Tuesday. “I don’t think it’s very serious.”
Later on Sunday, O’Brien said doctors had called him to come to the hospital “for the end of life situation”.
At one point on the arrival, O’Brien’s, Roberts’ eyes rolled to the back of her head, and she walked out, leading him to believe she was dead.
“I felt completely lost. I was crying,” O’Brien said of Sunday’s visit. “Mike (Bingle) asked what happened. I said goodbye.”
Roberts was in a makeshift ward in Cedars-Sinai, and the staff was overcrowded with Govt-19 patients, O’Brien says. He said he could not find a nurse or doctor to confirm that Roberts had passed.
“It is impossible to try to get information from these people,” he said, while not misleading hospital staff in any way into Sunday’s misreporting.
Born on October 15, 1955, Victoria Le Plum enjoyed a successful modeling career as Roberts, appearing on Broadway roles before hitting big on the silver and small screens.
She made her film debut in 1975 with “The Last Victim”, followed by “The Beastmaster” (1982), “Sheena: Queen of the Jungle” (1984), “Body Slam” (1987) and “Night Eyes” (1990).
During a season of “Charlie’s Angels” (1980-81) many television fans will remember her well when she played the role of Julie Rogers on private television. She is the sixth actress to follow in the footsteps of Kate Jackson, Farra Bassett, Jacqueline Smith, Cheryl Lott and Shelley Hawke as one of the female crime fighters.
In the 1985 Bond film “A View to a Kill”, he played the role of geologist Stacy Sutton, who teamed up with a British spy to stop a madman played by Christopher Vulcan.
Roberts, the hippie mother of Donna Pinciotti, played by Laura Prepen in “Those 70s Show. He left the show in 2001, but returned in 2004.
Roberts’ most recent screen appearance was in the 2005 television series “Barbershop”.