Celebs we lost in 2021

A huge number of famous faces have passed away this year

Tanya Roberts (died January 4th, aged 65)

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While hiking on December 23rd, 2020, actress Tanya Roberts developed lower intestinal pain and difficulty breathing. The following day, she was taken to Cedars-Sinai Hospital, where it was determined she had developed a urinary tract infection that had advanced to sepsis. Complicated by her history of hepatitis C, her infection resulted in multi-organ failure that ultimately led to her death on January 4th. She was 65 years old.

Roberts was best known for portraying Julie Rogers in the final season of ABC’s Charlie’s Angels (1980–1981), Stacey Sutton in the James Bond film A View to a Kill (1985), Sheena in the fantasy flick Sheena (1984), Kiri in the action-adventure movie The Beastmaster (1982), and Midge Pinciotti on Fox’s That ‘70s Show (1998–2004).

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