Actor Tanya Roberts, known for her role in the James Bond film “A View to a Kill” and in “That ’70s Show,” died on Monday at age 65 after being in the hospital for a few days. Her representative told People that her cause of death “was from a urinary tract infection which spread to her kidney, gallbladder, liver and then blood stream.”
UTIs are an extremely common issue that affects about 1 in 5 women in their lifetime; the infection can also occur in men. It’s estimated that 8 million to 10 million doctors’ visits each year are for UTIs, according to the Cleveland Clinic.
The news is incredibly sad, as well as alarming for many who consider UTIs as just an inevitable part of life. When does a UTI become life-threatening and what should you look out for? Here’s what you should know.