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Drew Barrymore's half sister found dead

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Drew Barrymore’s half sister, Jessica Barrymore, is dead.

According to KGTV ABC10 San Diego, Jessica was found dead in a car in National City, California early Tuesday. Her body was discovered when another woman tried to leave for work only to realize she was blocked in her driveway. She then found Jessica unresponsive in the car, reportedly surrounded by a number of white pills.

Drew and Jessica shared a father, John Drew Barrymore. Drew Barrymore gave a statement to People: “Although I only met her briefly, I wish her and her loved ones as much peace as possible, and I’m so incredibly sorry for their loss.”

An autopsy is not yet scheduled.

Originally posted July 30 2014 — 12:03 PM EDT

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