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Drew Barrymore’s half-sister, Jessica Barrymore, was found dead early Tuesday morning and now her brother says it was likely an accidental overdose.
As we previously reported, Jessica was found dead in a car near San Diego, Calif. with pills scattered on the passenger seat.
In a statement to People soon after, the actress said she only met Jessica “briefly” but wishes “her loved ones as much peace as possible.”
John Barrymore, 60, who shares the same father with both Drew and Jessica, told the Daily News that he doesn’t think she committed suicide.
"It looks like it was a drug misadventure. Mixing alcohol and pills. I seriously doubt she took her own life," he said.
He confirmed there were “some empty vodka bottles, a couple bags of meth” in the car she was found in.
"My guess is that it was the booze and pills, like with Heath Ledger," he said.
John also said the only time the half siblings were all together was when their father died in 2004 and one other time when their father was still alive. Their father died of alcohol-related causes and lived as a recluse before his death.
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