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Julia Roberts sent some shock waves through the memorial proceedings for her half-sister — Nancy Motes, who died of a drug overdose — with a reported expression of admiration for how she died, one source at the gathering told the Daily Mail.
A source at the Smyrna, Ga., memorial gathering said Ms. Roberts remarked:”[Nancy] took control and ended her pain when she had no other tools to cope with it. … [Julia] said that she admired that [Nancy] had the strength to do what she did, to end her pain,” the Daily Mail reported.
Ms. Motes died of a drug overdose in February. Shortly after, it came to light that she and her Hollywood half-sister had a strained relationship.
The movie star was one of only a handful of family members who were invited to the memorial.
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