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Former 'Bond' Girl Tanya Roberts Leaves Estate to Common-Law Husband in Handwritten Will

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Tanya Roberts arrives for the 4th annual TV Land awards held at Barker hangar in Santa Monica, California, on March 19, 2006. (CHRIS DELMAS/AFP via Getty Images)

By    |   Friday, 18 June 2021 11:23 AM

Former Bond girl Tanya Roberts, who died in January at 65, left her entire estate to her common-law husband.

In a handwritten note, filed Wednesday in Los Angeles, the actress stated that everything she owned, including her $3 million home and pension, would go to Lance O’Brien, according to Page Six.

"I know you don’t love me but you have been a true friend and for that I’m gratefull [sic]," she wrote.

Roberts stressed that nothing would go to her sister Barbara Leary or nephew Zack, who filed paperwork the same day contesting the will. She also wrote that she wanted O'Brien to look after her dogs, Muttley and Sox, as well as the couple’s pet fish, who she stated should be rehomed in the event that he sells her house, or given to "Steve Fish Care" should he be unable to provide for them. 

"I have no reason to live," Roberts wrote elsewhere in the will.

"Have a good life and don't blame this on yourself. I was always to sensitive to live in this world," she added.

Roberts' death came after a bizarre mixup where her publicist, Mike Pingel, announced that the star had passed away when she was still alive. A day later, he admitted that Roberts was still alive and attributed the mixup to a miscommunication between himself and O’Brien.

Roberts was hospitalized on Dec. 24 after she collapsed while walking her dogs. She did not have COVID-19 and reports later stated that she had died from a urinary tract infection that spread to her kidney and gall bladder.

Shortly after her death, O'Brien opened up about the "A View to a Kill" star's final moments. 

She had been complaining about feeling unwell after a hike she had taken in December, according to NBC News. Then, on Christmas Eve, she collapsed on the bathroom floor at around 4 a.m. O'Brien called 911, thinking at the time that Roberts was going to be fine.

"I didn’t think this would be the last time I was going to be seeing her," he said. "I didn’t think it was that serious."

O'Brien said he was notified by the hospital that Roberts had passed away. He relayed the information to Pingel, who shared it with the public. Then O'Brien received a call from the hospital saying they wanted to talk to him about Roberts.

"I was a little p---ed off, I go, 'Well, she died. What are you talking about? She's dead,'" he recalled. "[They said,] 'No, she's not dead, she's right here.'"

After falsely reporting her death, Pingel confirmed that the actress had died to the media a day later. 

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Former Bond girl Tanya Roberts, who died in January at 65, left her entire estate to her common-law husband. In a handwritten note, the actress stated that everything she owned, including her $3 million home and pension...
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