Nancy Motes, the half-sister of movie star Julia Roberts and actor Eric Roberts, has been found dead of an apparent drug overdose.

Julia Roberts and half sister


“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 sent to E! News from Julia Roberts’ rep. “There is no official report from the Coroner’s office yet. The family is both shocked and devastated.”

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E! News is reporting, According to the Daily Mail, Motes had worked as a production assistant on Glee, and was planning on marrying her fiancé, John Dilbeck, in May.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Roberts’ family at this difficult time.