Coroner: Julia Roberts' sister committed suicide

Julia Roberts attends the New York premiere of "The Normal Heart" at Ziegfeld Theater on May 12, 2014, in New York. Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

According to the Los Angeles County coroner's report released Wednesday, Julia Roberts' half-sister Nancy Motes committed suicide.

The report, obtained by the Los Angeles Times, reveals that Motes, 37, died due to multiple drugs and drowning.

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Roberts' sibling passed away in February of what was originally thought to be an accidental drug overdose. She was the youngest sister of both the 46-year-old actress and her actor brother Eric Roberts, 58.

In April, Roberts opened up for the first time to WSJ magazine about her sister's death. "It's hour by hour some days, but you just keep looking ahead," she said. "You don't want anything bad to happen to anyone, but there are so many tragic, painful, inexplicable things in the world. But [as with] any situation of challenge and despair, we must find a way, as a family. It's so hard to formulate a sentence about it outside the weepy huddle of my family."


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