Julia Roberts Sister Dead, Julia Roberts’ sister Nancy Motes (r.), pictured in August 2013, was found dead Sunday in Los Angeles. Julia Roberts half-sister was found dead over the weekend after an apparent drug overdose, her family said in a statement to People Monday. Nancy Motes, the youngest sister of the Academy Award-winning actress and actor Eric Roberts, was 37.
“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.” In August, Motes gave an interview detailing her relationship with her estranged famous sister, revealing Roberts often teased her about her weight problems. When I was in high school and she was an adult, she would just let me know that I was definitely overweight, Motes said at the time. She would make it quite clear to me and in a not-so-nice a manner.
It just makes me feel incredibly hurt and very sad, added Motes, who once weighed nearly 300 pounds before her decision to undergo gastric bypass surgery in June 2010.