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02/10/2014 03:25 pm ET | Updated Feb 11, 2014

Julia Roberts' Half-Sister Dead: Nancy Motes Dies Of Apparent Drug Overdose

Julia Roberts' half-sister, Nancy Motes, has died of an apparent drug overdose, reports People magazine.

Motes' family confirmed she was found dead in Los Angeles on Sunday (Feb. 9), though the exact circumstances of her death have yet to be released.

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

Motes, 37, was the youngest sibling of Julia and Eric Roberts, and Lisa Roberts Gillan.

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