Julia Roberts’ half-sister died after ingesting multiple drugs in a suicide attempt.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office released an official statement Wednesday which confirmed how Julia’s sibling Nancy Motes passed away a few months ago.
Nancy’s body was found in February submerged in a bathtub and speculation was rife her death was caused by drugs.
Craig Harvey, chief of coroner’s investigations, informed the Los Angeles Times that Nancy’s death was a suicide. Multiple drugs were found in her system and she drowned after ingesting them. The narcotics in question have not been identified.
Nancy passed away at only 37 years old.
Julia has recently opened up about what life is like without her sister around.
“It’s just heartbreak,” the Erin Brockovich star told WSJ Magazine in April, as she began to tear up. “It’s only been 20 days. There aren’t words to explain what any of us have been through in these last 20 days. It’s hour by hour some days, but you just keep looking ahead.”
Julia says she has been relying on the strength of her family throughout the grieving process.
“You don’t want anything bad to happen to anyone, but there are so many tragic, painful, inexplicable things in the world. But [as with] any situation of challenge and despair, we must find a way, as a family,” she explained to the publication. “It’s so hard to formulate a sentence about it outside the weepy huddle of my family.”
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