Julia Roberts’ half sister Nancy Motes was found dead on Sunday of a drug overdose.
Just weeks before Nancy’s death, she tweeted, “Just so you all know ‘America’s Sweetheart’ is a B***H”. She felt her family had abandoned her.
On January 19, Nancy wrote, “So my ‘sister’ said that with all her friends & fans she doesn’t need anymore love. Just so you all know “America’s Sweetheart” is a B***H!!”
She then followed up with two more tweets, writing, “Do you want to be a fan of someone so cruel? She’s not even that good of an actress. Happy you totally F***ed with me? I must admit I maybe going to far… But I never been so angry in my life. I’m actually a pretty easygoing, peaceful person.”
Three days later on January 22 Nancy tweeted her family had abandoned her.
She wrote, “Feeling blessed, even though I’m sick as a dog! I’m very grateful that I have my loves family, since my own family has abandoned me.”
Her next tweets also appeared to be angrily directed at the “Pretty Woman” star.
She tweeted, “Hey Hag! Glad you f****ed with me yet? You’re going to LOVE what’s coming! FYI-You’re an awful, hate filled old pathetic excuse for a human. I must be grateful & not hateful. I must forgive. But Damn that is a REALLY hard thing to do sometimes, right?!?!”
Nancy last tweeted on Saturday, the day before she was found dead in the bathtub.
She wrote, “Hope everyone is enjoying their Saturdays & watching East Los High! Season 3 coming soon!”
She posted several happy photos with her fiance John Dilbeck who she was due to marry on May 17.
Nancy Motes’ tweets were made public overnight and her mean tweets have since been deleted from the account.
On Monday, her family confirmed to People the 37-year-old had passed away in what appears to be an overdose.
The statement read, “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,’ the statement read. ‘There is no official report from the Coroner’s office yet. The family is both shocked and devastated.”
She was discovered in the bathtub of her home by her fiance John Dilbeck and pronounced dead at 2:12 p.m. Prescription and non-prescription drugs were found at the home.
An autopsy is being carried out to determine cause of death. Toxicology results will likely take 6-8 weeks to get back.
Julia Roberts had cancelled an appearance at an Academy Awards luncheon on Monday to mourn the Sunday death of her half-sister Nancy Motes, 37.
Nancy was an aspiring actress who had worked as a production assistant on TV’s Glee.
Julia and Nancy had the same mother, Betty Lou, but different fathers. Nancy’s dad was Michael Motes and Julia’s is the late Walter Grady Roberts. Her other siblings include Eric Roberts, 57, and Lisa Roberts Gillan, 48, who are also actors.
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