Nancy Motes, Academy Award winning actress Julia Roberts’ half-sister, was found dead in a Los Angeles home on Sunday. Roberts’ family released a statement Monday confirming the death, saying that Motes had died of an apparent drug overdose, though the Coroner’s office has not confirmed.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter told CNN that Motes was pronounced dead at the scene at 2:21 p.m. on Sunday. “She has a history of some medical issues,” Winter told CNN. “Some prescription drugs were found near her body.”