No, you’re not being punk’d. Ashton Kutcher is just closing down reports about his co-star’s death in the most Ashton Kutcher method possible.
It appears the star is taking it upon himself to be the bearer of great news, as he gets the word out that his That ’70s Show co-star Tanya Roberts didn’t in fact pass away on Jan. 3. Her press agent Mike Pingel had actually formerly validated her death, prior to informing NBC News that the 65-year-old star is still alive.
But not all of her That ’70s Show castmates got the memo. So on Monday, Jan. 4, Ashton tweeted to let them understand.
Topher Grace was amongst those to grieve her death. He initially composed, “I was so sad to hear that Tanya Roberts has passed away. She was a Bond girl, one of Charlie’s Angels, and truly a delightful person to work with.” The Spider-Man 3 star included, “I had never acted before and, to be honest, a little nervous around her. But she couldn’t have been kinder. We’ll miss you Midge,” referencing her character Midge Pinciotti, while he depicted Eric Forman from 1998 to 2006.