Earlier this year, we reported that the former Bond girl Tanya Roberts had passed away at the age of 65. Now, it’s been revealed that left behind a handwritten will in which she left her entire estate to her common law husband Lance O’Brien.
Page Six reported that the document, which was filed in Los Angeles on Wednesday, left Roberts’ $3 million home and pension to O’Brien.
“I know you don’t love me but you have been a true friend and for that I’m grateful [sic]” the former “Charlie’s Angels” actress wrote, adding that O’Brien was her “best friend.”
The document also made it abundantly clear that Roberts did not want any of her possessions going to her sister Barbara Leary or nephew Zack, who filed paperwork the same day contesting the will. The A View To A Kill star also wrote that she wanted O’Brien to take care of her dogs, Muttley and Sox.
Roberts then said that should O’Brien sell their $3 million house, he will need to find a new home for the couple’s pet fish with a “fish lover who won’t throw cigarettes [sic] in the pond.”
“The dogs and fish take care of them like I do,” Roberts wrote to O’Brien in the will, adding that if he was unable to properly provide for the fish, he was to give them to “Steve Fish Care.”
“I have no reason to live,” Roberts sadly added. “Have a good life and don’t blame this on yourself. I was always [too] sensitive to live in this world.”
Roberts and O’Brien had been together for fifteen years, and he was with her when she collapsed on a hike on Christmas Eve of 2020. She was rushed to the hospital, where she passed away in January.
Leary said at the time that she was “in total shock” over her sister’s death.
“[May her] beautiful soul rest in peace … I’m terribly, terribly sad,” Leary said.
“Holographic wills,” which are handwritten and signed by the author, are only legal in certain situations in California, according to San Francisco-area law firm Pedder, Hesseltine, Walker & Toth.
“It must be clear that the individual drafting the document intended for it to actually serve as their will. There must also be no question that the testator, or person writing it, had testamentary capacity, or was of sound mind when they drafted the document,” the firm stated. “[And] the handwriting on the document must be verified as the drafter’s.”