Julia Roberts' half-sister dead of apparent drug overdose

Julia Roberts (Reuters files)

Julia Roberts (Reuters files)

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, Last Updated: 5:47 PM ET


The half-sister of Julia Roberts was found dead over the weekend of an apparent drug overdose, her family announced Monday.

Nancy Motes, the younger sister of Julia and Eric, was 37. They shared the same mother.

Motes was an aspiring actress and worked as a production assistant on FOX’s Glee.

The family released a statement, confirming Motes was found dead on Sunday in Los Angeles.

"There is no official report from the Coroner's office yet,” the statement reads. “The family is both shocked and devastated.”

Motes was set to wed film location manager John Dilbeck in May.


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