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Julia Roberts' half sister died from drug overdose

Posted by Kristi Palma  February 12, 2014 09:34 AM

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Julia Roberts' half sister was found dead from an apparent drug overdose Sunday.

Motes, 37, was the daughter of Roberts' mother, Betty Lou, and stepfather, Michael Motes and the youngest sister of Julia and brother Eric Roberts.

Motes and Roberts had a rocky relationship, judging from the exclusive interview Motes gave to the nydailynews.com over the summer. She said her Oscar-winner sister used to tease her about her weight. Motes weighed more than 300 pounds before she had gastric bypass surgery.

Find out more in this Splash video, like what she tweeted about her family in the months leading up to her death.

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Roberts reportedly canceled an appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" following the news.

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