I guess growing up with a famous half-sister such as Julia Roberts isn’t everything it is cracked up to be. Especially when you are described as the ugly, overweight younger sister of America’s sweetheart, it must be exceptionally heartbreaking to live in the shadow of your famous sister.
According to several news sources and The New York Daily news (II am not taking any chances on these deaths being hoaxes anymore) Julia Roberts’ half-sister, Nancy Motes was found dead on Sunday in a bathtub filled with water and several prescription and 'illegal drugs' near her in an apparent suicide.
Nancy Motes was discovered in the bathtub by her fiancé, in a Los Angeles home where she had been pet sitting. Nancy Motes was 37 years old at the time of her overdose.
According to a source and reported by writer Nancy Dillon of The New York Daily news “The sisters had a very complex relationship. They used to be very close when they were younger. Julia tried in vain over the years, even in the last six months, to get Nancy to go to rehab. Nancy refused the offers and that is when she would often publicly lash out at Julia,” the source reportedly told Radar.
Nancy Motes was apparently addicted to prescription pain killers and they are expected to find these in her blood after the toxicology test results come back from the lab.
In a lengthy suicide note left by Nancy Motes, Motes talks about feeling extremely abandoned by her half-sister, Julia Roberts. In contradicting reports, Roberts offered to put Nancy into rehab and offered to help her in general. However, according to recent tweets by Nancy Motes, she was rather cruel and habitually lashed out at her famous half-sister. This is pretty normal addictive behavior, to blame everyone around you and never accept responsibility for your own situation. Unfortunately, it is the same story most of the time. Addicts get angry and need someone to direct their anger at. This kind of behavior is very typical behavior of an addict.
Also from The New York Daily News came this statement issued from the family of Nancy Motes:
“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 said. "The family is both shocked and devastated."
It really is sad that we have so many drug related deaths in the United States. According to the statistics found onwww.caron.org ” According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, nearly 2.1 million hospital Emergency Department visits in 2009 were the result of drug abuse. Of these visits, 27.1 percent involved nonmedical use of pharmaceuticals, 21.2 percent involved illicit drugs, and 14.3 percent involved alcohol in combination with other drugs. “
Also from www.caron.org “Not only is drug and alcohol abuse in the United States dangerous, it’s also extremely costly. In 2002, for example, the cost of substance abuse to American society was an estimated $181 billion. Of this, an overwhelming $107 billion was associated with drug-related crime.”
The United States has a real problem on its hands.