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Nancy Motes: Julia Roberts’ Half-Sister Kills Herself

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71st Annual Golden Globe Awards - ArrivalsJULIA Roberts‘ half-sister, Nancy Motes, has died.

The 37-year-old — who battled obesity and suffered cruel rejection by the Pretty Woman star — was found dead of an apparent suicide in her Los Angeles home, officials said Monday.

Bottles of prescription pills surrounded the body of Motes as she lay lifeless in the bathtub where her horrified fiancé discovered her Sunday.

“It was reported as a potential suicide,” said Los Angeles County Coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter. “But we’ll have to wait for tests to . . . know for sure.”

Motes struggled with weight her entire life, and even underwent gastric bypass surgery as she hit 300 pounds in 2010.

Motes previously said that her famous sibling teased her mercilessly about her appearance.

“When I was in High School and she was an adult, she would just let me know that I was definitely overweight,” said Nancy, who once weighed nearly 300 pounds.

She added that it made her “feel incredibly hurt and very sad.”

Due to the years of criticism, Nancy underwent gastric bypass surgery in June 2012.

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