Julia Roberts’ Half-Sister Found Dead in Los Angeles

Posted Monday February 10, 2014 4:39 PM GMT

Julia Roberts' family is in mourning today as they announced the actress’ half-sister died of an apparent overdose on Monday (February 10).

Nancy Motes, the “August Osage County” star’s younger sibling, was found dead in Los Angeles yesterday, according to a statement released by the family.

“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,” the statement reads.

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

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