Julia Robert’s Sister Found Dead after Apparent Drug Overdose

Feb 11, 2014 at 11:17 am |
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It has been confirmed that Julie Roberts’ half-sister, Nancy Motes, was found dead this past Sunday (Feb. 9).   She was found in a bathtub in a home where she had been pet-sitting in Los Angeles.  The authorities handling the case said they found evidence of drugs, leading the public to believe her death was due to drug overdose.

Motes, who was 37 when she passed away, has long been known to struggle with being overweight.  It has also been known that Motes had an extremely rocky relationship with her half-sister Julia.  Julia was scheduled to appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live this past Monday, but due to her sister’s death, she opted to cancel the appearance.  Julia also skipped out on going to an Academy Award luncheon this week in which she was going to promote her role in August: Osage County.

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The coroner handling the case, Captain John Kades, has reported that no possibilities of Motes death have been ruled out, meaning we don’t know if her death was due to an accidental overdose or if she intentionally committed suicide; however, he also said that a suicide note may have been found at the scene.

Even though an autopsy was carried out on Motes this past Monday, Kades states that it may take anywhere from eight to 10 weeks for the actual cause of death to be determined.  The Roberts family have made a statement to People magazine in which they said “they were shocked and devastated” by the death of Motes.

Several days before Motes death took place, she left behind some Tweets that made her appear very emotionally unstable.  To some, she even appears to be completely despondent.  At one point she even called her sister Julia a b-tch; however, the Tweet has since been removed.

The bathtub that Motes was found in was full of water, and at the scene were both prescription and non-prescription drugs.  The exact role that the drugs and water played in Motes’ death are still undetermined.

Motes was a native of Georgia.  Her and Julia shared the same mother. Motes had previously stated she was estranged from her sister Julia because she teased her about her weight.

It has been confirmed that Julie Roberts’ half-sister, Nancy Motes, was found dead this past Sunday (Feb. 9).   She was found in a bathtub in a home where she had been pet-sitting in Los Angeles.  The authorities handling the case said they found evidence of drugs, leading the public to believe her death was […]