Julia Roberts’ Half-Sister Found Dead After Drug Overdose

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Nancy Motes, half-sister of the famous actress Julia Roberts, died on Sunday at the age of 37.

Nancy passed away in Los Angeles three days ago from a seeming drug overdose.

She was found in the bathroom of her home by her fiancé John Dilbeck. A spokesman for the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office said she was pronounced dead at 2:12 p.m. At the moment, an autopsy is being done to determine the exact cause of death.

“She has a history of some medical issues,” the spokesman said. “Some prescription drugs were found near her body.”

Her family wrote a statement that reads, “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.

There is no official report from the Coroner’s office yet. The family is both shocked and devastated.”

Nearly three weeks ago, Motes tweeted, “So my ‘sister’ said that with all her friends & fans she doesn’t need any more love.

Just so you all know ‘America’s Sweetheart’ is a B***H!!’” She later added, “My own family has abandoned me.”

At the time of her death, Nancy and her fiancé John, a film location manager, were planning a wedding in May.

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  • thaddeusbuttmunchmd

    OMG..sooo Sorry for JULIA!!

    • John Ross

      So sorry for Julia? Julia was incredibly mean and deceitful with her sister. Always told her she would amount to nothing. She perpetuated her downfall, and you feel bad for her?

      • this is it

        We were extras on Charlie Wilson War and Mrs Roberts send out her PR to tell all the crew and extras(over 100) not to look at Ms Roberts, do not talk to her, do not take photos etc. A list ,an arm long with her demands and rules. As professioanl extras we know the rules but Tom Hanks was amazing, he only said, after filming I will go out to meet everyone and take photos. Well, after it was over we did not see Tom Hanks as the bus was about to take off, he stop the bus and true to his words, he was there for his fans. He signed autographs and took photos with all who wanted a photo.
        A true gentleman and everytime he was in a scene, Mr Hanks drove around in the jeep and said good morning to all or just hello. That’s why the public loves him. We never got a smile or hello from Roberts. All other actors would smile and say hello . Thisnk about this J Roberts, does not talk to her brother who is a better actor then her, he cousin said she always told her to lose weight in a mean way.
        Actors pay a lot of money to PR so the public can see them in a different image.

        • Cax Motherwell

          How sad for you…some of your superiors won’t bow down to you. boohoo

          • n0n0

            Basically, everything you tried to convey from that little blurb does not even qualify as an insult, seeing as it was just a mere opinion.

          • Markk

            Your ignorant. I bet everyone you’ve ever worked with treated you with nothing but respect. Such a lucky life Cax.

          • Cax Motherwell

            THANK YOU MARK, & good luck with your life.

      • this is it

        We were extras on Charlie Wilson War and Mrs Roberts send out her PR to tell all the crew and extras(over 100) not to look at Ms Roberts, do not talk to her, do not take photos etc. A list ,an arm long with her demands and rules. As professioanl extras we know the rules but Tom Hanks was amazing, he only said, after filming I will go out to meet everyone and take photos. Well, after it was over we did not see Tom Hanks as the bus was about to take off, he stop the bus and true to his words, he was there for his fans. He signed autographs and took photos with all who wanted a photo.
        A true gentleman and everytime he was in a scene, Mr Hanks drove around in the jeep and said good morning to all or just hello. That’s why the public loves him. We never got a smile or hello from Roberts. All other actors would smile and say hello . Thisnk about this J Roberts, does not talk to her brother who is a better actor then her, he cousin said she always told her to lose weight in a mean way.
        Actors pay a lot of money to PR so the public can see them in a different image.

      • thaddeusbuttmunchmd

        But her sister MAY have manipulated her for Drug Money, too.

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  • gina stancil

    How incredibly sad a young women lost her life. I doubt the Julia will shed one tear. She is a phony who thinks she is above all of us.Im sure her sister got no attention from her or love. Who dubbed her Americas sweetheart anyway. shes a real sweetheart alright but not the good kind.

    • thaddeusbuttmunchmd

      She went from the Hooker with a Heart of Gold (reedIckulous movie) to Erin Brockovich. Steel Magnolias weren’t too shabby neither.

    • Jstme

      and what do you know about it? Have you ever dealt with someone who has a raging drug addiction? They blame everyone else for their problems not the drugs which is why they lie, steal and cheat. They will sell their bodies and anything else they can get their hands on. They will blame everyone else for their addiction. NONE of it is their problem….it is everyone else causing them to do it. I hope to hell you never have to walk out on a person you love because the only thing they love is the drug.

      • sandy

        thank you every word u wrote is the truth

      • Enough Is Enough

        I agree, it’s a sad situation.
        Having personally seen friends and relatives addicted to drugs, steal from people and even cause their own children to grow up addicted.

        Giving them a place to stay or money is a huge NO NO. Every
        penny you give to a junky goes right on drugs. The truth that
        not one person ever wants to admit is that junkies LOVE THE HIGH, they love everything about it and they will look you str8 in the eyes and lie their FN ASS OFF while their hand is on a huge stack of bibles.

        The only way a junky stops using drugs is when THEY decide enough is enough. A junkies job is thinking up ways to con people out of their money so they can get high, it’s a 24/7 job and it’s all they think about.

        Junkies build up a huge network and they know who else is using by observing things str8 people wouldn’t even think of such as if someone has a mobile phone or not, if someone has any type of jewelery or how they dress. See a junky has none of those things, that all gets sold at the local pawn shops or traded to the local drug dealers and they always use their kids as a great excuse. The first try is always “Oh please, my kids are freeezing, we have no heat and they havn’t eaten in days” Then you watch as they leave the kids home alone while they walk down th street to the corner and meet up with someone to buy their dope. The 2nd best excuse is “Someone stole my rent money and the landlord is mean and will kick me and my little children out into the street, could you PLEASE HELP?!” Well gee whiz lady, you mean soomeone stoled your rent money AGAIN this month just like last month? The 3rd excuse “PLEASE! Somebody stoled my welfare check out of the mailbox!” So you give the junky a ride to make a police report and stand with them at the locala welfare office so they can get another check only to find out the junky gave it to the drug dealer to cash at a locala ceck chasing place.

        There is no treatment program in the world that
        is going to change that feeling of getting high, NONE and anyone can preach on every FN corner, bible in hand and say never to give up on that person bla bla bla, heard it and seen it with my very own eyes for over 20 years, it is a total waste of time because the junky has to want to change otherwise it’s NOT going to happen. What you have to fully understand is they have no shame, they no longer care about themselves so they sure do not care about you or anyone else, THAT is what you need to understand in order to get out of the trap they set for you. Especially if you are a very kind hearted person, they are going to use that to their advantage EVERY TIME.

        They will tell you the money is to feed their children even
        though you catch them buying drugs with it.

        People PLEASE do NOT fall for the help a poor junky trap.

        AVOID THEM LIKE THE FN PLAGUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Douglas Carlson

          You are a HORRIBLE Person.

    • sandy

      wow u r one judge mental person wish I could be as perfect as you and make all the right decisions so I could go around bad mouthing people I don’t know

  • Pinkie

    Having a niece that has the same problem as Julia’s sister had, it is understandable that Julia would throw up her hands and say “I just can’t deal with her behavior any more and so I wash my hands of the whole situation” Until you have walked in Julia’s shoe, don’t be so quick to judge….

  • scalla

    People that use and abuse drugs have been warned. The list is long, Whitney Houston, was the latest shocker for me, I just had no idea. Do not blame family members. If you have to place blame it goes to the simple word, “addiction”, many just can not control it. Remember, we are not suppose to judge people. We don’t need to add conflict to others, sadness. You just say, sorry for your loss. May she rest in peace. Keep it simple. Be kind. We just really do not know what a person is going through, so therefore we need to not be so quick to “judge”.

  • Okc Dave

    It’s sad. I can accept that Julia would have to make sacrifices in exchange for her stardom but her sister shouldn’t have been ostracized and made to pay the price. Nancy should have completely detached herself from the family and led a separate life where she felt fulfilled instead of always longing for attention Julia stole away. These things happen between siblings and we can’t ignore that Nancy choose the drugs because she didn’t learn any other way to cope with it, so there is no innocent party, just varying degrees of luck or lack thereof.

  • Baldy40

    I would be in a bad way if my half-sister died . She has protected me all my like .

  • MrsB

    Maybe she was bi-polar. My brother had depressive episodes and strange behavior patterns as a result somewhat of the meds he was prescribed by his VA doctor, that were too overwhelming for him. He worked out and got off the meds, and feeling so much better. I feel sad that Nancy felt chose suicide as an answer to whatever she was feeling in that moment in time. .

  • Dee

    You people comment on shit you have no intimate information on…just what you hear on the news or read in the rag mags…we know how true that stuff is. Unless you walked in their shoes shut up.

  • sandy

    I’m 54yrs old and being a mom of an addict is hardest part of the life I’ve lived everyone has advice don’t enable seems to be the most popular well whats enabling? everyone has an opinion on that also do u really throw ur child out on the streets and let them sleep in the cold under a bridge? u can’t make a person go to rehab and get clean believe me yes I can wash my hands of them and then what or yes I can throw them out on the streets then what? my advice unless u’ve had to live and walk the life don’t judge we all do the best we know how at any given time and having people judge us and try to tell us what to do isn’t helping at all because we aren’t doing things the way some one feel/thinks we should doesn’t mean we are wrong or don’t care for me I’m just plain worn out and tired of all the advice and critics unless I ask for ur advice don’t give it to me and I’d say everyone dealing with an addict feels the same way we are already overwhelmed we’ve read the same books u have the bottom line there is nothing we can do it’s up to the addict so what ever decision we decide to make shouldn’t be up for judgment

  • needfulthings

    How about the fact she isn’t really that pretty?

  • gina stancil

    im not being judgemental just telling it like it is .it is very sad .you are obviously a Julia lover thinking she can do no wrong. that’s your priveledge.

  • gina stancil

    love conquers all. I have walked in her shoes.

  • gina stancil

    you need help.

  • gina stancil

    you need help.I was just joining an ongoing discussion and voicing my opinion. I don’t two shits about Julia or this discussion.its not that important to me.sorry it is to you.

  • jane jane

    I heard Julia was pretty mean and hateful to her half sister, if it is true, reported in a magazine. Well careful we reap what we sow. So sorry for the family. I agree with Sandy don’t judge or say anything unless you have been in their place and your heart has been involved, hurt and torn out of you, then you might have the right to judge others.

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