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Nancy Motes’ death seems self-inflicted after a paramedic found a suicide note detailing her broken relationship with her half-sister, Julia Roberts, and how it led to her demise.
"It was definitely a suicide. She left a five-page suicide letter," a source told the New York Daily News.
The source said that in the note, Motes tells her mother she loves her and how sorry she is to her fiancé John Dilbeck, who found her body.
Motes “was found in a bathtub that contained water. There were prescription and nonprescription drugs found at the scene. The role the drugs may or may not have played is not yet known,” Craig Harvey, chief of coroner investigations for Los Angeles County, told the New York Daily News.
A toxicology report is pending.
Motes was very unstable in the time leading up to her death, posting tweets about her sister, one saying, "So my 'sister' said that with all her friends & fans she doesn’t need any more love. Just so you all know 'America’s Sweetheart' is a B***H,” according to Radar Online. She also posted a tweet saying that her family had abandoned her.
The two sisters have the same mother, Betty Lou, and have two other siblings, Eric and Lisa, who are also involved in acting.
Motes was 13 when her sister’s career took off in Pretty Woman.