The brother of Drew Barrymore’s half-sister, Jessica Barrymore, who was found dead in a car surrounded by pills and alcohol today insists she didn’t take her own life.
Jon Barrymore, 60, who shares a father with Drew and Jessica, also revealed his sister had meth in her car when her body was discovered.
John said, “It looks like it was a drug misadventure. Mixing alcohol and pills. I seriously doubt she took her own life”.
He adds that “there were some empty vodka bottles, a couple bags meth and a variety of pills in the car. My guess is that it was the booze and pills, like with Heath Ledger”.
Previous reports suggested the 47-year-old killed herself just days before her 48th birthday.
Actress Drew Barrymore, who apparently wasn’t close to her half-sister, issued a statement saying she was “incredibly sorry” for their loss.
Drew, 39, released a statement today saying, “Although I only met her briefly, I wish her and her loved ones as much peace as possible and I’m so incredibly sorry for their loss.”
A woman named Marta Lopez discovered Jessica’s body as she tried to leave for work, but was blocked in her driveway by Barrymore’s car.
She attempted to wake Jessica, before realizing she had passed away.
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