In late December, Roberts was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Hospital in critical condition after collapsing during a routine walk with her dogs. She remained in the facility for weeks until her partner Lance O'Brien claimed to have received a call from doctors saying that Roberts had died on Sunday. O’Brien said that he saw assumed that his partner was dead after seeing her “fade away” during a hospital visit. He then contacted his Roberts’ publicist Mike Pingel to share that she was dead, and Pingel then broke the news to TMZ.
However, doctors at Cedars-Sinai has a different report; Roberts remained in serious condition at the hospital but did not die on Sunday. O’Brien learned of the shocking update during a virtual interview with Inside Edition.
"The hospital is telling me she is alive,” he cried mid-interview. “They are calling me from the ICU team!"
On Twitter, her co-star Ashton Kutcher informed his former 70's Show co-star Topher Grace that Roberts was still alive by responding to Grace's tweet.
Unfortunately, Roberts reportedly passed away on Monday night, her death confirmed by one of her Cedars-Sinai doctors in a phone call to O'Brien.
The late actress was well known for starring on That 70’s Show as Donna Pinciotti's (Laura Prepone) popular mom, Midge. She had a flourishing entertainment career years before appearing on the show; in addition to modeling for Playboy, Roberts starred in the first season of Charlie's Angels as well as in a Bond movie (A View to a Kill).