Lance O'Brien

Tanya Roberts Left Entire Estate to Common-Law Husband, Handwritten will Reveals

– Lance O’Brien –

Tanya Roberts, a former Bond girl who died in January, left behind a handwritten will that provided for her pet goldfish and two dogs. Continue reading to find out the rest of the story.

The Document

The agreement, which was filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday, leaves everything to Roberts’ common-law spouse, Lance O’Brien, including her $3 million home and pension.

“I know you don’t love me, but you’ve been a true friend and for that, I’m grateful [sic],” she wrote to him, calling him her “best buddy.”

The papers also state that the “A View to a Kill” actress did not want any of her belongings to go to her sister Barbara Leary or nephew Zach (Roberts appeared to misspell Zach’s name as “Zack” in the will.)

Roberts, an animal rights activist, requested that O’Brien looks after her dogs, Muttley and Sox.

If O’Brien sells their $3 million home, Roberts requires him to find a new home for the couple’s pet fish with a “fish lover who won’t toss cigarettes [sic] in the pond.”

“The dogs and fish take care of them as I do,” Roberts stated in his will to O’Brien. The will said that if O’Brien was unable to adequately care for the fish, he was to give them to “Steve Fish Care.”

“I have no reason to live,” Roberts concluded tragically, telling O’Brien, “have wonderful life and don’t blame everything on yourself.” 
I’ve always been [too] sensitive to exist in this world.”

O’Brien and Roberts

O’Brien and Roberts had been together for 15 years. He was accompanying her when she fell on a trek and was taken to the hospital on Christmas Eve 2020.

Mike Pingel, Roberts’ long-term publicist, friend, and manager validated her handwritten will, which is classified as a “holographic will” under California law.

Pingel had caused consternation in January when he incorrectly proclaimed Roberts’ death two days before her actual death, requiring him to make a correction before news of her actual death was announced.

Roberts, a Bronx-born Playboy cover girl, hit a second-act high with “That ’70s Show,” when she played Midge Pincotti, Donna’s mother, for six years.


Tanya, born Victoria Leigh Blum, “liked ‘That ’70s Show’ more than anything in the world… more than any of her movies,” according to O’Brien, because “she could come home, have dinner at home, see the dogs” after wrapping.

According to the San Francisco-area law firm Pedder, Hesseltine, Walker & Toth, “holographic wills” – handwritten and signed by their author are only permissible under certain circumstances in California.

“It must be apparent that the person who drafted the document intended for it to serve as their will.” There must also be no doubt that the testator, or person writing, is genuine.

There must also be no doubt that the testator, or the person authoring the document, had the testamentary capacity or was of sound mind when they drafted it.

The handwriting on the document must be validated as being that of the drafter.”The state of California does not require a holographic will to be dated in order to be valid.

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FAQs on Lance O’Brien

1. Is Lance O’Brien Tanya Roberts’s Husband?

Yes, he is

2. Tanya Roberts was with Lance O Brien for what Reason?

Roberts, an animal rights activist, requested that O’Brien look after her dogs, Muttley and Sox.

3. Who is Tanya Roberts’s Second Husband?

Barry Roberts

4. Who is Tanya Roberts married to?

Barry Roberts

5. How old was Tanya Roberts when she died?
She was 65 years old

6. What is Tanya Roberts’ Net Worth?

Tanya Roberts net worth: Tanya Roberts was an American model and actress who died with a net worth of $10 million USD.

7. What was Barry Roberts’ occupation?

Despite his Hollywood connections, he kept a low profile and was well known for his works such as Ladies Game, Legal Tender, and Hour Magazine.

8. Who is Lance Obrien

Tanya Roberts’ husband is Bond girl Lance O’Brien. He keeps a low profile, and it is unclear when the two married.

9. Tanya Roberts Left the 1970s for what Reason?

Tanya Roberts, on the other hand, was coping with her own family issues behind the scenes during her tenure on That 70’s Show. Her husband was terminally ill, so she had to leave the show to care for him.

10. Where is Tanya Roberts buried?

Cremated, ashes strewn, namely along a hiking trail near her house in Laurel Canyon, California.

Lance O’Brien was a tough and determined woman. She was happily married, but sadly she died. Amen. May her soul rest in peace.


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