Cindy Clark, USA Today
Julia Roberts' half-sister, Nancy Motes, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose in Los Angeles on Sunday.
"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."
Roberts, 46, her brother, actor Eric Roberts, 57, and Motes, who was 37, shared the same mother, Betty Lou. Roberts, who is nominated for an Oscar for her work inAugust: Osage County, did not attend Monday's Oscars nominees luncheon so that she could be with family, her rep told E! News.
Motes had worked as a production assistant on Glee and was planning on marrying her fiancé, John Dilbeck, in May, reportsThe Daily Mail.