Tanya Roberts still alive despite reports of death

The star's death had mistakenly been reported by her publicist after apparently receiving confirmation from Roberts' partner

Actress Tanya Roberts is still alive -- she is hospitalized -- despite reports of her death over the weekend.

The star's publicist mistakenly announced on Sunday that the former Bond girl had died at the age of 65.

Roberts' death was confirmed via a post on her official Facebook page, which was attributed to Mike Pingel, and multiple outlets, including TMZ and The Hollywood Reporter (THR), reported that a representative for the star confirmed the death to them directly as well. 

However, Pingel has now confirmed to Fox News that as of Monday morning, the "That '70s Show" star is actually still alive, but the star remains in "very dire" condition.

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Actress Tanya Roberts is actually alive despite her rep previously confirming her death to multiple outlets. She is in 'very dire' condition, her rep says. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Actress Tanya Roberts is actually alive despite her rep previously confirming her death to multiple outlets. She is in 'very dire' condition, her rep says. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/FilmMagic)

Pingel said that on Monday, Robert's partner, Lance O'Brien, received "a call from the hospital that confirmed that Tanya was alive and did not pass last night."

O'Brien received the call during an on-camera interview with Inside Edition informing him of Roberts' survival, leaving him in tears. "I'm so happy," he says. 

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Pingel told THR on Monday, "I did get confirmation [of her death], but that was from a very distraught person [Roberts' boyfriend, Lance O'Brien]," Pingel said.

O'Brien told the rep that he held Roberts and she "seemed for him to slip away," The Associated Press reported.

Meanwhile, Pingel confirmed to Fox News that O'Brien did visit Roberts in the hospital on Sunday after being told that it may have been "his last time to see her."

FILE - Actress Tanya Roberts has been hospitalized. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

FILE - Actress Tanya Roberts has been hospitalized. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Roberts had been hospitalized since Dec. 24 after she collapsed while walking her dogs, Pingel originally told The Hollywood Reporter.

Her hospitalization is not COVID-19 related, O'Brien told Inside Edition, though she was placed on a ventilator and was experiencing liver problems when she was hospitalized.

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She was seen conducting live chats with fans as recently as Dec. 19 and was said to be in good health.

According to The New York Times, Pingel said on Monday: "It’s a human miscommunication, unfortunately. People have been writing beautiful amazing stories on her. It’s a shame this happened."

Born in New York as Victoria Leigh Blum, Roberts began a career in modeling before moving to movies with the 1976 horror film "Forced Entry."

Fox News' David Aaro and The Associated Press contributed to this report