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A Los Angeles County coroner has ruled actress Julia Roberts’ half-sister died by committing suicide.
A 37-year old Nancy Motes passed away in February 2014. Now the official reports from her autopsy have been made public and they suggest she took prescription drugs as well as non-prescription medications. She climbed into a bathtub and drowned.
Her lifeless body was found submerged in the water. Earlier in May, Julia attended an emotional memorial service for her sister in their native Smyrna, Georgia.
Before she passed away, Nancy served as a production assistant on hit TV show Glee. She was also due to marry John Dilbeck, her fiancé, in May.
“It’s devastating,” Dilbeck told The News last week.
“She was the love of my life, and this would have been our wedding month.”
Motes’ fiancé also blamed Julia for her death earlier.
“This is proof that Julia was manipulating the truth in terms of what happened. She persisted that this was just a drug overdose and that Nancy was a drug addict. I want everyone to know Nancy was not a drug addict. This verdict from the coroner is more proof of that. I’m still suffering and in mourning, and this is one of the worst nightmares anyone can imagine,” he told the Daily News.
In January, Motes slammed her big sister on Twitter.com. She wrote, “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—-!!‘”