Tanya Roberts‘ longtime associate says he was distraught and confused throughout his ultimate moments along with her … which can clarify why he prematurely informed of us she had died.
Lance O’Brien informed a photog Tuesday … when he visited her Sunday on the hospital she was in dangerous form — unresponsive on a ventilator — however he says when he informed her he was there, she sat up and opened her eyes.
This led him to imagine she was responding, however he says hospital employees informed him it was only a reflex … and she or he was “out” shortly afterward. Lance tells us he was beside himself, so he acquired within the elevator and left.
Lance says Tanya’s rep Mike Pingel — who’s driving Lance on this video — picked him up from the hospital and requested what occurred … and this may assist clarify her weird untimely dying announcement.
He tells us he responded, “I just said goodbye to Tanya,” and that was it … then he went dwelling and fell asleep, solely to get up later to telephone calls about her passing.
Lance appears to be suggesting Mike interpreted his assertion as proof Tanya had died, although Pingel additionally says Lance informed him … “She died in my arms.”
Either approach, it is smart in wake of a devastating, tragic second that there may very well be a communication breakdown … and Lance says the ordeal was made all of the tougher as a consequence of COVID.
Lance additionally tells us Tanya had her preliminary well being scare on December 23 — not Christmas Eve — however he thought it was only a blood sugar subject and she or he can be high-quality.
We broke the story … Tanya died Monday evening at L.A.’s Cedars-Sinai Hospital. Despite the unusual story involving her dying, she’ll be remembered for her lengthy and profitable profession as a mannequin and actress … most just lately for starring on “That ’70s Show” as Midge.