Julia Roberts’ half-sister Nancy Motes was found dead of an apparent overdose, it was announced on Monday.
The details surrounding her death is still unclear, but her family released a statement confirming the sad development on Monday.
‘It is with deep sadness that the family of Nancy Motes… confirms that she was found dead in Los Angeles yesterday of an apparent drug overdose,’ her family said in a statement. ‘There is no official report from the Coroner’s office yet. The family is both shocked and devastated.’
Nancy Motes was the youngest daughter of Julia Roberts’s mother Betty Lou and her stepfather Michael Motes. Her other siblings are actors Eric Roberts and Lisa Roberts Gillian.
She was 37.