Very sad news today for the Oscar winning Julia Roberts as her 37 year old half sister has been found dead. The cause of death is believed to have been a drug overdose. Nancy Motes is half sister to both Julia, 45 and Eric, 57. This tragic death follows a series of instances in which Motes took to social media and exclusive tabloid interviews to divulge personal family information and details of their reportedly turbulent relationship.

As per US Weekly, a spokesperson issued the following statement: "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... here is no official report from the Coroner's office yet... The family is both shocked and devastated."

Following the above statement, Lieutenant Fred Corral of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner then revealed the following details to US Weekly:

"Nancy Motes was found dead at a residence in the bathroom yesterday, pronounced dead by the LA Fire Department at 2:12 PM yesterday. Not sure whose residence it was. She was found in a bathtub that had water in it. We're taking it as a suicide, not a drowning."

"She's being examined today. We are waiting for the doctor to provide his findings," the statement to Us continued. "There were prescription and non-prescription drugs found at the scene. Cannot tell you what those drugs were. The role the drugs may or may not have played is not yet known. The investigator at the scene listed at this point that he is going with suicide and we are waiting for the doctor to finish the examination. We haven't gotten anything yet."